Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221


Drummond Woodsum is seeking to hire two 2Ls for our summer program. We are looking for highly motivated and team-oriented candidates possessing excellent legal skills and superior academic credentials.
We accept applications for Summer Associate positions between June 1st through August 15th for the following year's summer program.  To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and a copy of  your transcript to:

Candice Pierce
Hiring Coordinator
Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, Maine 04101-2480

Overview of Summer Program

Many of our lawyers are introduced to Drummond Woodsum during the summer between their second and third years of law school. Over the course of 10 weeks, summer associates gain experience by working with a number of the firm’s lawyers on meaningful client matters from all areas of the firm’s practice.

Summer associates do not work in isolation, receiving assignments, completing them and sending the completed work back to the Summer Associate Coordinator. Instead, summer associates get a sense for what it is to work as an associate. Summer associates meet with the assigning attorney at the beginning of each project to discuss what is expected and again at the completion of the assignment to receive feedback on their work. In addition to working with many of the firm’s lawyers, summer associates have the opportunity to go to lunch and engage in social activities with the lawyers and consultants, so that by the end of the summer they have had a chance to get to know everyone in the firm.

Our summer program includes students from top law schools all over the United States. We select summer associates based on academic performance, personal skills, motivation, work, leadership experience and practice area interests.

We generally do not hire 1Ls for the summer program. We welcome applicants who are considering judicial clerkships after law school. Compensation for summer associates is competitive with that of our peer firms in Northern New England

About Drummond Woodsum

Drummond Woodsum is one of New England’s premier law firms serving regional, national and international clients for over fifty years. Our experience, combined with a dedicated team of attorneys means unparalleled legal and consulting services for our clients.  Major practice areas include corporate and business, universities, financial institutions, Indian law, schools, municipalities, individual clients, and more. Our history and expertise allow us to focus on individualized service and we recognize every client as an integral asset.

We practice law differently. At Drummond Woodsum, we use a team-based approach – small groups of highly specialized attorneys that work together to offer clients the counsel and support they need, precisely when they need it.  Our offices in Portland, Portsmouth, Lebanon, and Manchester allow us to maintain a strong regional presence from which our dedicated team impeccably serves both international and local clients alike. 

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