We are committed to helping aspiring lawyers develop careers they can be proud of and offer unique opportunities for professional growth development. Bressler places a major emphasis on its Summer Associate Program as a primary vehicle to attract high-achieving law students from diverse backgrounds to the firm. Accordingly, Bressler Summer Associates do not have the perspective of “visiting for the summer,” but are instead given the respect, mentoring and career development afforded to all of our associates.
Our Summer Program offers a challenging and realistic professional experience. It is designed to acclimate students with Bressler’s culture and our legal practices through both hands-on work experience and opportunities to become well-acquainted with the other attorneys in their office. Summer Associates are encouraged to attend social and cultural events with firm attorneys, giving them a perspective on the lives of our people outside the office. Further, we strive to create occasions for students to participate in meaningful and educational legal opportunities or directly observe depositions, court hearings, trial, arbitration, mediation, closings and client meetings. Each Summer Associate receives individualized attention, one-on-one training, and mentorship. Ultimately, the goal of our Summer Associate program is to hire students who will later return to Bressler as associates and form long lasting relationships with our firm.
- I just knew I wanted to join the Bressler family.
“Working at Bressler, as a summer associate, gave me the opportunity to meet very friendly, encouraging, and intelligent employees. My questions were always welcomed, and I was able to receive meaningful instruction that helped me find the optimal career path. At the end of the 10 weeks, I was certain that I wanted to join this family.”
- Wesley Butensky, Associate, Fort Lauderdale (Summer Associate 2018)
- Bressler is a firm full of passion, with a great sense of mentorship.
During my interview for a Summer position, there was a certain energy in the conversations. I sensed that Bressler employees didn’t just work together, they were part of a community that supported one another – and I wanted to be a part of that community. As a Summer Associate, I had the opportunity to work with a Principal who advised me to be cognizant of my own legal passions and nurture a legal skill set in those areas. Now as a new lawyer, it is inspiring to see how excited others are about their work, regardless of how long they have been practicing. After my summer experience, when I decided to accept a full time position at Bressler—a decision that can be overwhelming—I felt a sense of calm. The people at Bressler are what makes working here so great, and I knew I was about to join an amazing “family.”
- Taylor Anderson, Associate, New York (Summer Associate 2018)