Program founders Bernstein Shur, Pierce Atwood, and Verrill are pleased to partner with law firms Brann & Isaacson and Preti Flaherty, along with corporate partners The Jackson Laboratory and WEX, for an expanded 2021 program.
As a part of our shared commitment to diversity and inclusion, program participants are jointly seeking 1L students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession to apply as a ten-week Maine Diversity Summer Associate, assigned to one of our offices in Portland, Lewiston, or Bar Harbor, Maine.
We see individual differences in race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability as critically important components to providing outstanding client service and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff.
Our goal is to provide meaningful work experiences to students who have completed one year of law school and who will contribute to the diversity of our firms and the Maine legal community. Candidates must have an excellent academic record, exceptional writing ability, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated self-confidence. This is a paid position. The program will run from June 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021.
Applications will open on December 14, 2020 and will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 29, 2021. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and a writing sample no longer than ten pages.
We are equal employment opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration.