2021 Bracewell Summer Associate Program
EmBrace Your Future 2021 Bracewell Summer Associate Program Bracewell is the ideal place to launch your legal career. Our open and collaborative culture ensures that you have opportunities to work on significant matters and have meaningful interactions with partners from the moment you join.
400 LAWYERS WORLDWIDE 8 US OFFICES 2 INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Vault Top-Ranked Firm BEST LAW FIRMS TO WORK FOR BEST SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS FOR SOCIAL EXPERIENCES 3 2 SUMMER ASSOCIATES (20 20 ) ASSOCIATE/PARTNER RELATIONS
201 9 Summer Associate Retreat in Austin, TX
Houston Office Summer Associate Event
Dallas Office Summer Associate Trivia Night
HBAMinorities in the Legal Profession Luncheon
A Commitment to Diversity
The diversity of our lawyers and staff makes us stronger as a firm, giving us different perspectives that allow us to better serve the needs of our clients. In addition to formal training, we offer a range of networking , sponsorship and mentoring opportunities for women and diverse associates. We collaborate with clients on diversity programming and host internal events to celebrate diversity and raise awareness. “ I chose Bracewell because I was drawn to the unique culture that its attorneys exemplified. Every individual I interacted with was extremely personable, as well as knowledgeable about their particular field. ” 2019 2L Summer Associate
6,800+ PRO BONO HOURS (2018) 60% 2019 SUMMER ASSOCIATES WHO WERE WOMEN OR ETHNICALLY DIVERSE 71% INCOMING ASSOCIATES WHO ARE WOMEN OR ETHNICALLY DIVERSE 39% LAWYERS PROMOTED TO PARTNER IN LAST THREE YEARS WHO WERE WOMEN
Community-Minded Lawyers Social responsibility is at the heart of who we are as a firm. Our lawyers share a commitment to giving back through community outreach, pro bono work and public advocacy. Our US offices annually honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a firm-wide Day of Service . Lawyers and staff volunteer time with a local charity or nonprofit organization on a service project that strengthens the community. Bracewell lawyers are involved in pro bono projects promoting social justice and cultural diversity for a range of organizations, including Cara/Dilley Pro Bono Project , Cavalry Women , Feminist Majority , The Trevor Project and Unlikely Heroes .
Loaves and Fishes, Hartford
Book Buddies, Houston
“ The firm values its employees and dedicates itself to being a family-friendly workplace, which creates a collaborative, social environment. ” 2019 1L Summer Associate
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Summer Associate Trainings From email etiquette to M&A trainings, Bracewell provides a diverse array of trainings to help summer associates excel as future lawyers and get a better grasp of the support they can expect at Bracewel l.
Boot Camps Bracewell lawyers are tasked with meaningful work and significant responsibility early in their careers. To help shorten the learning curve, Partners and Senior Associates lead interactive weekly boot camps on practice specific topics critical for a junior attorney.
Mentoring Having others buy in to a new lawyer’s career at an early stage is essential to success. At Bracewell, we pair each new associate with formal mentors and provide a budget and regular check ins to help foster the relationships.
Well-Being Well-being is a priority at Bracewell. Through BWell, our well-being initiative, regular trainings are o ered to sta and attorneys throughout the year on topics such as mental health, physical health, financial well-being and community.
Core Competencies Transparency in career progression is a large factor in success. Bracewell utilizes Core Competencies to serve as benchmarks for associates throughout their careers. Core competencies are the foundation for training programs, annual evaluations and progression at Bracewell.
Continuing Education Bracewell hosts more than 70 internal continuing education courses and trainings every year, and maintains access to 10,000+ hours of eLearning content. Additionally, the firm hosts biennial academies in Houston for all Mid-Level and Senior Associates globally.
Feedback Bracewell fosters a culture of transparency in which lawyers receive on-going feedback throughout the year. In addition, each associate receives an annual formal evaluation during which feedback is provided on performance and career progression is discussed.
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2021 Houston Summer Program FAQs
Q: What are the dates of the program? A: For 1L students, our program will run from May 17 – July 23 (8 week minimum, 9 week maximum).
Q: What is the weekly compensation? A: Our summer associate compensation is $3,654.00 per week.
Q: How many summer associates will the Firm hire? A: In 2020, Bracewell hired 32 summer associates (1Ls + 2Ls) firm-wide with 28 in the Houston office. We are projecting a comparable sized class for the 2021 program. Q: What is an entry-level associate’s starting salary? A: Our first-year associates receive an annual base salary of $190,000, a monthly parking reimbursement of up to $1,000 per year, a travel and entertainment allowance of $300 per year, a Bar reimbursement of up to $4,000 and a moving reimbursement of up to $3,000. Q: When can I expect to receive an offer decision? A: Students will receive a response from the Firm by the beginning of February 2021. If you need an update on your status before then, please let us know.
Q: What materials do you need for my application file? A: We will need your fall semester transcript as soon as possible.
Q: What percentage of 2020 summer associates received 2021 summer associate or full-time offers? A: 100% of our 2020 summer associates received return offers.
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