Yes. In addition to the mentor partner system, each summer associate will be assigned an associate mentor. Both the partner and the associate mentor will help the summer associate integrate into firm life as well as track their progress and development.
No, it does not. Associates are evaluated on the quality of their work. The associate's overall development, not their hours, is the primary focus of their thoughtful progression at the Firm.
Cahill is committed to recruiting the best attorneys and providing them with the training and guidance necessary to allow them to reach their professional potential. Hands-on work, as supplemented by our training programs, is the most effective learning tool at our associates' disposal. Because of our size, we staff matters leanly and provide young associates with substantial experience early-on. We have a longstanding policy of encouraging our associates to be actively engaged in every aspect of the matters they are involved in and, as such, our approach to staffing is designed to ensure that our associates receive a high level of partner and client contact and are fully engaged in their matters. Our corporate and litigation groups each supplement client work with training programs. Courses are held monthly, are interactive and designed to teach practical skills. The firm also regularly hosts Continuing Legal Education courses which further supplement associate training and allow associates to maintain their active bar admission status.
Yes. Each new associate, including lateral associates and clerks, are assigned a mentor partner who helps the new associate integrate into the firm life, monitor progress and workload, and will be responsible for conducting each associate's year-end review.
The firm holds itself to the same exacting standard of superior work product whether the matter is billable or not. We encourage all of our associates to participate in pro bono projects. All pro bono time is included in annual hours. To learn more about Cahill's pro bono initiatives, click here.
The firm pays sign-on bonuses to LL.M. (tax) graduates on a case-by-case basis.
The firm awards one year of credit to incoming associates who have obtained a J.D. and M.B.A. on a case-by-case basis.
We look forward to hearing from interested applicants. If you are interested in applying for an associate or summer associate position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your law school transcript to:
Executive Director, Operations and Personnel
For applicants interested in paralegal positions, please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Legal Assistants Manager