How do I apply for a summer associate position?
Chadbourne & Parke recruits at over 25 campuses and job fairs. Please refer to our 2012 Recruiting Schedule (http://www.chadbourne.com/recruitingschedule/) for a complete list of schools and dates. If your school is not listed, you may submit your application materials to email@example.com and we will be in touch if we are interested in meeting with you. How do I schedule my callback interview?
Once you have been invited to return to the office for further interviews, please contact the Recruiting Department at 212-408-5338 to schedule your callback. Please make sure to have your availability and the name of OCI interviewer before you call. What does the callback interview entail? How long should I expect my interview to last?
Callback interviews are scheduled in the morning, starting at 9:45 am or 10:15 am and in the afternoon, starting at 2:15 pm or 2:45 pm. You will meet with three or four attorneys, including some combination of partners and associates for approximately 30 minutes each. Our goal is to have you meet with at least one member of the Recruiting Committee on your callback interview. You will also speak with a member of the Legal Recruiting Department prior to your interview. You should expect to be in the office for approximately 2 hours in total. When you schedule your interview, you will be asked what practice areas are of particular interest to you; please let us know how we can help you learn more about Chadbourne & Parke. We will do our best to have you meet with attorneys in these groups. Where is your office located?
http://www.chadbourne.com/washington/ How do I get reimbursed for travel expenses?
You will receive Chadbourne & Parke's Travel Reimbursement Guidelines with your callback invitation. Please retain receipts for all of your expenses and keep track of your reimbursements using the NALP Travel Expense Reimbursement form. Should you need to obtain a copy of the guidelines or NALP form, please contact Keysha Stevenson (
). Candidates interviewing for positions in the New York and Washington, DC offices should send the completed form with receipts attached to:
Legal Recruiting Assistant
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10012
Candidates interviewing for positions in the Washington DC office should send the completed form with receipts attached to:
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
When will I receive my reimbursement check?
We process student reimbursements on a daily basis. You should receive your check within 2-4 weeks from the date of your submission. If you have a question or concern regarding the status of your reimbursement, please feel free to get in touch with the Recruiting Department.
When will the Firm be able to give me information regarding the status of my candidacy?
Chadbourne & Parke strives to get back to students in as timely a manner as possible. We recognize that within the NALP 28 day timeline, students need to hear back from firms in order to make informed decisions. You should expect to be updated regarding the status of your candidacy approximately two weeks after your interview. We ask that you keep the Recruiting Department informed of any changes in your status.
May I come back to the firm for a "second look" if I receive an offer?
Yes. We welcome the opportunity to be persuasive in your decision making. If you are interested in coming back to the Firm you should contact the Recruiting Department at 212-408-5338. We are happy to tailor a second visit to your requests.
What is the typical size of your summer program?
The New York summer class typically ranges between 15-20 summer associates. The Washington, DC and Los Angeles summer classes range between 2-4 summer associates.
What is the length of the summer program?
The summer program ranges between 9 - 12 weeks in length.
Are summer associates allowed to split their summers with other offices or employers?
Chadbourne & Parke does offer split summer opportunities on a case-by-case basis. You must receive approval from the Firm before you accept your offer. If you are holding an offer and would like to discuss this option, please call Lisa Featherson, Manager of Recruitment and Associate Life.
How do I receive assignments throughout the summer?
Work assignments are distributed by the Legal Recruiting Department and are customized based on interest, work load, familiarity with the subject and availability. There is no formal rotation throughout your summer, so you are welcome to take assignments from as many practice groups as you like. You will also fill out weekly questionnaires regarding your work to ensure that you are receiving the assignments of most interest to you.
What training opportunities are given to Summer Associates throughout the Program?
Chadbourne & Parke is dedicated to the professional development of its attorneys, which we believe begins during your first summer with the Firm. Chadbourne offers a variety of training seminars and workshops throughout the summer, including but not limited to: Diversity Training, Confidentiality Training, Legal Writing Workshop, Ethics Seminar, Negotiation Training, Business Development Workshop and Deposition Skills Workshop. You will also receive presentations from each of our major practice groups to better inform you of our practice.
How will I receive feedback on my work?
The attorneys with whom you work will give you feedback on your work on a consistent basis. You will have two formal reviews throughout the summer where you will be given verbal and written feedback on all of your completed and in-progress projects.
What are some of the social events planned for the Summer?
Each summer, the Recruiting Department works to ensure that summer associates gain exposure to the "Chadbourne culture" and people. In that regard, social events are planned to help integrate summer associates. Events typically include, but are not limited to cooking classes in Tribeca, Broadway theater nights, wine tastings, scavenger hunts around the city, exciting sporting events, and trips to New York landmarks, like the legendary Apollo Theater and Top of the Rock.
When will I find out if I have received an offer? Will the offer be in a specific practice area?
In the past several years, Chadbourne & Parke has been able to give final offer decisions to students before the end of the Summer Program. The offer will be either transactional or litigation based, with your formal practice area to be determined closer to your start date at the discretion of the firm.
Who should I contact with additional questions?
You can always call, or email our Recruiting Department with any questions (212-408-5338;
Manager of Recruitment and Associate Life
Sydney Shabazz (Washington, D.C.)
Legal Secretary/Recruiting Assistant