Summer Associate Program Development

A Bi-Coastal Event focusing on Successful Recruitment, Development, and Retention Strategies

Thursday, January 31, 2008

About

Offering an exceptional Summer Associate program and finding the right candidates for it is the key to reducing turnover and maintaining a strong reputation which leads to increased profitability.

When a summer associate is hired as a junior associate, it is a great feat. However, often times the new associate will leave the firm within only 2 years of joining. The turnover results in exorbitant costs to the firm due to the amount of money that is spent recruiting, training, and entertaining new associates.

What actions can your firm take to effectively hire the right summer associates who will ultimately return as associates after graduation and stay with the firm for longer than 2 years?

In effort to avoid the loss of time and financial resources your firm may experience, American Conference Institute brings you this publication from our one-of-a-kind event - the 2nd Annual Summer Associate Program Development Conference! It will thoroughly address all aspects of the summer associate program. Featuring a speaking faculty comprised of the industry's greatest recruiters from some of the nation's top-ranked law firms, this engaging agenda provides only exceptional strategies and realistic solutions for proper hiring and future retention of summer associates.

Contents & Contributors

About

Offering an exceptional Summer Associate program and finding the right candidates for it is the key to reducing turnover and maintaining a strong reputation which leads to increased profitability.

When a summer associate is hired as a junior associate, it is a great feat. However, often times the new associate will leave the firm within only 2 years of joining. The turnover results in exorbitant costs to the firm due to the amount of money that is spent recruiting, training, and entertaining new associates.

What actions can your firm take to effectively hire the right summer associates who will ultimately return as associates after graduation and stay with the firm for longer than 2 years?

In effort to avoid the loss of time and financial resources your firm may experience, American Conference Institute brings you this publication from our one-of-a-kind event - the 2nd Annual Summer Associate Program Development Conference! It will thoroughly address all aspects of the summer associate program. Featuring a speaking faculty comprised of the industry's greatest recruiters from some of the nation's top-ranked law firms, this engaging agenda provides only exceptional strategies and realistic solutions for proper hiring and future retention of summer associates.

Contents & Contributors

REVITALIZING YOUR SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM TO IMPROVE YOUR FIRM’S REPUTATION AND OPTIMIZE THE RETENTION OF FUTURE TALENT
Donna J. Nolan, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

DEVELOPING UNIQUE AND BENEFICIAL SUMMER ASSOCIATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
Sarah E. Coyne, Quarles & Brady, LLP

DIVERSITY HIRING: BUILDING A DIVERSE SUMMER ASSOCIATE CLASS
Kristen C. Koppel, Adams and Reese LLP
Julieta Wiley, Fenwick & West LLP

CLOSING THE GENERATION GAP BETWEEN TODAY’S SUMMER ASSOCIATES TO THE FIRM’S MORE TRADITIONAL BABY BOOMER PARTNERS
Patricia A. Widdoss, Esq., Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Julie Miles, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

CREATING A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AND PRODUCTIVE WORK EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR SUMMER ASSOCIATES AND THE ENTIRE LAW FIRM
Elizabeth F. Breslow, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

REJUVENATING YOUR SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM CALENDAR
Stacie B. Pugh, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

UNIQUE RECRUITING TECHNIQUES: IDENTIFYING AND ATTRACTING THE BEST SUMMER ASSOCIATES FOR YOUR FIRM TO CUT-DOWN ON TURNOVER LATER
Sarah K. Cannady, Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP

BEATING THE GRADE TO RECRUIT WELL-ROUNDED CANDIDATES
Christina Kunz Fox, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

REMAINING COMPETITIVE: NYC FIRMS, AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
Bobbi Shoemaker, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP



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