Summer Associates are selected based upon interpersonal skills, academic performance, motivation, work leadership experience, and a pronounced interest in a litigation based practice. Our program typically starts at the end of May each year and runs for 10 – 12 weeks, depending on the needs of the firm. In addition, the firm at times permits a summer associate to work part-time during the 3L year as schedules allow.
Summer Associates work with all of the firm’s attorneys in varying practice areas. Work assignments include research and writing, but the program also allows numerous opportunities to attend depositions, mediations, judicial and administrative hearings, arbitrations, and jury and bench trials. An end of the summer evaluation will be provided by the hiring partner and an opportunity will be given for the associate to provide feedback on his or her experience with the firm.
Capable summer associates are in a position to be offered permanent employment with Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC following graduation from law school and successfully passing the bar, or following a judicial clerkship, if any such positions are available.
If you are interested in a Summer Associate position, second year students should apply with a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a brief writing sample by September 1st of their second year. Interviews typically are conducted during the latter part of September for employment for the summer following completion of their second year.
Letters of interest, along with the material listed above should be addressed to the firm’s hiring partner, Robert Hatch, and sent by mail or email to:
Robert C. Hatch, Esq.
Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC
P.O. Box 4630
Portland, ME 04112-4630
The firm traditionally interviews at the University of Maine School of Law during the second half of September, so interested 2nd year students also may apply directly through the school’s career services office for on-campus interviews.