Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP hires one or two law students each year as summer associates. Summer associates work alongside our attorneys and gain exposure to all areas of our practice. We attempt to provide each summer associate with experience in drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses, client correspondence, and legal memoranda. Our summer associates routinely accompany attorneys to hearings, depositions and client meetings. We hope that law students who participate in the summer program will increase their understanding of how lawyers can positively affect people’s lives, their communities, as well as other members of the profession.
Application Process and Deadlines
We continue to gear our summer associate program primarily towards rising second-year law students. We will begin accepting applications from current 1Ls in early December. The deadline for submitting materials for our 2018 summer program is the end of January.
To apply for the EGH summer program, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript, preferably in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type Summer Program Application in the Subject line.
Why is the Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP Summer Program geared toward rising second-years (current first-years)?
Although Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP occasionally hires new attorneys, we do not hire associates every year. By gearing the summer program to rising 2Ls (current 1Ls), summer associates are free to use their second summer to pursue a clerkship that is more likely to lead to permanent employment. However, when Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP does have a need for an associate attorney, former summer clerks are almost always the first candidates considered. Additionally, for those seeking permanent positions in Raleigh, a summer at Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP presents excellent networking opportunities within the legal community.
Does Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP interview at my law school?
No. We believe an interview in our office is more effective and meaningful and we have been fortunate to receive resumes for well qualified applicants without going through the on-campus interviewing process.
Do you have a GPA cutoff or requirement?
No. Grades are only a part of our evaluation process and are not determinative. We expect our lawyers to produce excellent work product, but we view grades as only one indicator of the ability to achieve that goal as well as other attributes which are required for success.
Can I “split” my summer?
This is determined on a case-by-case basis. A “half summer” is usually six to eight weeks, and a full summer is usually 12 weeks. 12-week summers are preferred.
Are Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP summer associates compensated?
Yes. Additionally, EGH will provide each summer associate with parking within walking distance of our office for the duration of the clerkship.