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Seattle 2023 Summer Associate Job Description

Foster Garvey seeks students interested in joining a fast-paced and collegial law firm, who are committed to producing excellent work product, possess strong written and analytical skills, and have a strong academic record.

The firm is looking to hire law students who will become associates and ultimately principals and leaders in the firm. By virtue of the firm’s size and culture, we provide summer associates with an opportunity to get involved in meaningful work and direct client service. We have strong mentoring and professional development programs to help summer associates develop their skills and succeed at the firm. Each summer associate is assigned an associate and principal mentor to provide support and guidance.

During the 10-week summer program, summer associates might help research and draft a trial brief or a summary judgment motion; analyze a contract on behalf of a professional athlete, high-tech company, or major corporation; or be involved in an international transaction. Summer associates will also be encouraged, and have opportunities, to work on public service matters. For example, the firm has litigated, on a pro bono basis, large cases that protect the rights of some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Meaningful legal work is only part of the summer associate experience. Summer associates will join firm leaders, attorneys, and staff in a wide range of social activities, some of which include meeting our clients outside of the office. We want to make sure summer associates have a good introduction to what being an attorney at our firm is like.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Foster Garvey that are integrated into the firm’s culture and the way we do business. Guiding Foster Garvey’s actions in these important areas is the Opportunity & Progress Council (OPC), which establishes and executes the firm’s strategic initiatives aimed at breaking down institutional and cultural barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating a shared environment where everyone can do their best work together.

Seattle 2023 Summer Associate Requirements

We are looking for candidates who are intellectually curious and hardworking with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Strong academic credentials and previous work experience are preferred as well as demonstrated leadership abilities.

Successful summer associates are self-motivated, collegial, and demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional and personal growth.

Interested candidates who meet these qualifications should submit a resume, cover letter, reference sheet, and writing sample.

Foster Garvey values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political ideology, familial relationships, or status in any other legally protected group.

Contact: Summer Associate Applications

The application period for our 2022 Summer Associate Program has now closed.

The application period for our 2023 Summer Associate Program will open on June 1, 2022.

Questions about this process should be directed to Georgia.woodruff@foster.com and Claire.williamson@foster.com

Please note that our Portland, New York, Spokane and Washington, D.C. offices are not accepting applications for summer 2023.

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