Summer Associates Program

Drummond Woodsum is seeking to hire two 2Ls for our 2017 summer program at our office in Portland, Maine. We are looking for highly motivated and team-oriented candidates possessing excellent legal skills and superior academic credentials.   Both candidates will spend the summer of 2017 working in our Portland, Maine office. We envision that if offers are made for full-time positions beginning in the Fall of 2018, one would be in the Portland, Maine office and one would be in the Manchester, New Hampshire office.

To apply for a Summer Associate position send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and a copy of your transcript on or before August 15, 2016 to:

Kathy Larkin
Hiring Coordinator
Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, Maine 04101-2480
klarkin@dwmlaw.com

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 Portland.

About Drummond Woodsum

Drummond Woodsum is one of New England’s premier law firms with offices in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire and has served New England and the world at large for over fifty years.  Our experience, combined with a dedicated team of attorneys in Portland, Portsmouth, and Manchester, means unparalleled legal and consulting services for our clients both local and international.  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.  This is the approach that makes Drummond Woodsum the premier Portland, Maine law firm as well as the leading Portsmouth, New Hampshire law firm.  Our offices in Portland, Portsmouth and Manchester allow us to maintain a strong, central location from which our dedicated team impeccably serves both international and local clients.  Our team is constantly growing, always seeking dedicated professionals, and we remain ready to serve our clients in a wide range of areas.