Summer Associate Program

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Our summer associate program is the firm’s primary source for hiring new associates. We hire only those students who we believe will one day be shareholders with the firm. This long‑term focus, coupled with the discerning nature of our recruiting process, enable Hill Ward Henderson to extend job offers to the majority of our summer associates. We have been fortunate that nearly all of them accept these positions. In fact, approximately one-quarter of our attorneys were once summer associates with the firm. Such a hiring philosophy has brought together a group of attorneys committed to excellence, while promoting a sense of “family” within the firm.

We hire only those students who we believe will one day be shareholders with the firm.

Lance Curry
Hiring Shareholder
"Since the firm’s inception, Hill Ward Henderson has had a summer associate program. The ten-week program is an excellent opportunity for a student to produce real work for real clients. The program is extremely flexible, catering to the goals of the individual student. Those who want a broad experience can get work from many different departments and lawyers.

Those who already have a desired area of practice can more fully immerse themselves in that practice group to gain a deeper exposure. This focus on the individual at the summer associate stage is very much an indication of a broader firm philosophy."