Our summer program is the hiring ground for the large majority of our new lawyers. The program is designed to provide in-depth insight into the Firm, our lawyers, our clients, and the Firm’s role in the community. We attempt to familiarize summer clerks with all areas of our practice, both through weekly seminars conducted by our lawyers and by exposing them to client conferences, depositions, closings, and court appearances.

The summer program includes a number of social and recreational events that enable summer clerks and lawyers to become better acquainted. Most of our summer events are designed to help familiarize our summer clerks with the cities where our offices are located, showing them all that those areas have to offer. Events range from small dinner gatherings in the homes of our attorneys to an annual lake trip that promises plenty of food and fun!

Each summer clerk is assigned to a shareholder and an associate, who serve as mentors throughout the clerk’s time at the Firm. Each clerk is encouraged to specify which practice area he or she prefers. Upon arrival, and throughout their clerkship, the summer clerks are given the opportunity to choose their own assignments from a project database, allowing for as much or as little diversity as the clerk would like.

Hiring Criteria

Maynard bases its initial hiring decisions on campus and office interviews. Although academic excellence is extremely important in making hiring decisions, other factors are taken into consideration, as well. Interpersonal skills and extra-curricular activities also weigh heavily in the hiring process. We seek students who have excelled in their law school classes, and we look favorably upon students who participate in law review or other academically challenging activities.

What to Expect

Maynard’s Commitment to Promoting Attracting & Cultivating Talent (MPACT) is designed to systematically attract, hire, integrate, train, mentor, and retain the most qualified and successful attorneys. MPACT provides a tailored program for attorneys’ personal and professional development and incorporates our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an integral component of our collective success. MPACT reflects the Firm’s commitment to have an intentional and positive impact, not just in the lives of our attorneys but also for our clients and in our communities. Read more about our programs here.

Contact Information

If Maynard does not visit your campus, you may send a resume to Anna Davis Sommerkamp at asommerkamp@maynardcooper.com. If you have any questions, please call Anna Davis at 205.779.2392.