There are at least 10 good reasons why Seigfreid Bingham is a unique law firm.
1. You will have a wide-ranging summer.
As a summer associate, you will be busy with legal, professional and social activities. We want all our attorneys to have a chance to work with you and we want you to be exposed to a variety of work to get an idea of what we do. A summer with us is not spent buried in the library.
2. You will not be forced into specialization.
We are a general practice firm. You will have the opportunity to work on transactional and litigation matters in many areas of the law.
3. You will work with clients on challenging issues.
Even though we are a mid-sized firm, you will have the opportunity to work on complex and interesting business and litigation issues.
4. You will not be lost in the crowd.
You will not be lost among hundreds of attorneys or even among dozens of new associates in your associate class. We are small enough to still emphasize the camaraderie and personal interaction that we started with in 1974.
5. You will have a mentor at your side.
As a summer associate or new associate, you are assigned a mentor. Your mentor will see that you are given substantive work, monitor your performance, coach you in how to practice law effectively, and help you build solid working relationships within the firm.
6. You have the freedom and are encouraged to be yourself.
Associates are encouraged to be involved in programs and organizations that are meaningful and rewarding to them. We value diversity. For more information about our diversity initiatives see our Diversity page.
7. You can be involved in activities outside the office.
We know that there is more to life than practicing law. In fact, we recognize that the best attorneys are those who fit law into a full, well-rounded life that includes family, community, recreation, and other activities that capture their interest and dedication. While we will expect you to work hard when our clients need you, we will not expect you to spend your life at the firm.
8. You will be involved in running the firm.
Participation in operating the firm is not limited to shareholders. Even our newest associates will be given the opportunity to serve on committees. Less formally, our open-door policy means that any shareholder is accessible to your ideas and input in firm management.
9. You will only be competing with yourself.
We hire only as many associates as we think we will need to do the work we anticipate. We do not hire 10 associates for 3 potential shareholder positions. We fully expect and hope that every associate will be with us for a long and rewarding career.
10. You will have the opportunity to be a shareholder sooner than most of your peers.
We will not make you wait 8 or 9 years to be considered for shareholder. Five years from when you walk in the door, you will initially be evaluated for shareholder status. We only have one class of shareholders-full equity shareholders.