Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, hires a significant number of its new attorneys from the summer associate program. Our summer associate program is typically 12-14 weeks long, usually beginning the third Monday in May and ending the second Friday in August. Each year, we strive to provide a well-rounded program for our summer associates. Our goal is to provide a balance of work assignments, supplemented by numerous observation and shadowing opportunities, as well as social interaction with our attorney staff. Additionally, our summer associates will be afforded the opportunity to learn about office operations, our firm's culture, work product expectations, as well as timekeeping and organizational skills. Our goal is to better define an attorney's "real life" experiences for you, as well as help you develop your legal skills. WHT offers competitive pay, as well as paid parking, for its summer associates. We also occasionally offer opportunities to continue working part-time during the academic school year for summer associates attending the College of Law at the University of Kentucky, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, or the Chase Law School at Northern Kentucky University.
Summer associates are categorized as:
3L - Law students who have completed their third year of law school but have not been admitted to the bar.
2L - Law students who have completed their second year of law school. The firm begins looking for 2L law students for our summer associates program in the Fall of the preceding year.
1L - Law students who have completed their first year of law school. In compliance with the NALP guidelines, we do not interview 1L students until after they have completed their first semester.
How to Apply
Law students who are interested in a summer associate position should forward a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample to:
Faye Satterwhite (v-card)
Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC
The World Trade Center
333 West Vine Center, Suite 1100
Lexington, KY 40507
Please specify preferred office location if you have a preference.
Interviews will be scheduled after resumes that have been submitted directly to the firm have been reviewed. Also, the firm coordinates with several universities regarding their on-campus interview program. Please refer to our on-campus interview schedule for the coming year:
- Spring 2009 (link to schedule to be provided by Brian Stephenson)
- Fall 2009 (link to schedule to be provided by Brian Stephenson)