We historically hire between 5-8 law students for our summer associate program. The small size of our class allows us to personalize each student’s summer experience. From the first day, summer associates receive challenging work in areas of law that interest them. Participation and interaction among our attorneys, support staff and fellow summer associates provide a realistic, productive and gratifying experience. Spending a summer with AGG exposes summer associates to life in our law firm and helps shapes their careers.
Summer associates are assigned to partner and associate mentors. Mentors provide guidance on successful practice management and methods for client and career development, as well as assistance with the summer associate’s introduction and integration into the firm. Both mentors are available to discuss work assignments and to address questions regarding any facet of our summer program and firm.
Work Assignments and Evaluations
Our summer associates are not part of a formal rotation program. Attorneys wishing to assign work to a summer associate are required to complete and submit a work assignment request form. Projects are then assigned by the Work Assignment Coordinator, who is ultimately responsible for managing summer associate work flow throughout the program. A summer associate’s particular areas of interest and current work load are taken into consideration when assigning projects. Through our work assignment process, we intend to provide summer associates with a variety of projects and the opportunity to work with as many AGG partners and associates as possible throughout the summer program.
While attorneys are available to answer questions and provide feedback throughout the course of a work assignment, our evaluation process ensures summer associates receive constructive reviews of their work. For each completed project, the assigning attorney is required to complete an evaluation form. Summer associates receive a formal performance review conducted by the Hiring Partner and the Work Assignment Coordinator at the midpoint and conclusion of the summer program.
The summer program is an exciting and enjoyable time for summer associates and attorneys. We plan a calendar with many social and community activities, which provide an excellent opportunity for summer associates to get to know members of the firm and the city of Atlanta. In recent years, AGG’s summer program included trips to well-known Atlanta landmarks such as the College Football Hall of Fame, the Martin Luther King Center, Braves games at Truist Park, the rooftop at Ponce City Market, and Krog Street Market. Popular group outings have included lunches and dinners at several unique restaurants, dinner parties at partners’ homes, rafting excursions, bowling tournaments, and movie outings.
Summer Associate Recruiting Contacts
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