Spring is at our doorstep, and Brinen & Associates is preparing for the 2016 legal recruiting season. While the big New York firms are interviewing at elite law schools in the coming weeks to fill dozens of slots with the new first-year class, we are likewise looking to add to our ranks with qualified law clerks.
Recruiting is one area where a small firm sometimes operates at a disadvantage. It’s not always easy for us to get our story out and reach the right candidates. In my own case, the problem is compounded because, quite frankly, hiring is not my strongest suit. I have my talents – I can practice, I can teach, I can manage, but I have a spotty record when it comes to hiring the right people. So in the way a person with poor eyesight develops the other senses, our firm devotes a lot of time and energy to recruiting in order to increase our chances of finding young lawyers who will make the best fit. It’s important for you to know that we’re a tight-knit group and all of the attorneys who work here have input into these decisions. It’s truly a collective process.
So if you are a graduate of the law school class of 2015 (or similar recent vintage) from any of the New York-area law schools, please read more about our client services. If you’re interested, our process starts by submitting a resume and cover letter, just like anywhere else. An email or an old-fashioned letter to our NY office are both appreciated. We’ll review your credentials and get a sense of your writing style, or to see if you have a style. If we like what we see, we will invite you in.
We look forward to hearing from you!