How long after on-campus interviews do you extend callback invitations to students? We generally extend callback invitations within one week following the on-campus interview.
How long should an interviewee expect the call-back interviews to take? Interviews will generally take half a day, either morning, beginning at approximately 10 a.m., or afternoon, beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. You will usually meet with eight attorneys during your visit.
How long after the call-back interview will an interviewee know the results of the interview? During the fall recruiting process, the Recruiting Committee meets regularly to review evaluations of law students who have visited our office. Due to the small size of our summer class, we generally extend only a limited number of offers at a time. Therefore, although we make every effort to notify you of the results within two weeks of your interview in our office, there are times when we may not be able to give you a final decision within that time frame. If you receive an offer, you will be asked to respond in accordance with NALP guidelines.
Do you allow students to split with another firm for the summer? While we prefer that you spend your entire summer with us, in certain circumstances, we do allow students to clerk with us for a portion of the summer. Our minimum stay for second year students is eight weeks at the beginning of the summer.
Will I work for a specific team during the summer program or do you have a rotation system? You will not be assigned to a specific team and we do not have a formal rotation system for our summer program. Rather, students participating in our summer program will get work from a variety of teams and will interact with all of the teams throughout the summer.
How is my work evaluated? The attorneys with whom you work evaluate your work and generally provide you with prompt feedback. You also will receive mid-summer and end-of-summer reviews.
Am I expected to bill a minimum number of hours? No, you are not required to bill a minimum number of hours. However, we do ask you to keep track of your time for client billing and administrative purposes.
Will I have a mentor? Yes, you will be teamed with 1-2 attorneys who will be your mentors. Your mentors are great resources to answer your questions and help you become familiar with the firm.
Will I have direct interaction with partners? Absolutely. Work assignments, training sessions, partner breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, hosted parties, and other social events are designed to promote interaction between you and Cox, Castle & Nicholson partners. In addition, you will have the opportunity to accompany partners to court, depositions, and client meetings.
Will I have secretarial support? Yes, you will be assigned a secretary who also works with other attorneys or legal assistants.
When will I know if I have received an offer to join the firm after graduation? We make every effort to notify our summer clerks of our hiring decision and usually extend offers within a week following the conclusion of the summer program. Although you will be assigned to a specific team before you start as a full time associate, we will not be able to tell you when we make the offer at the end of your summer on which team you will be placed. Depending on the firm's needs, we do, however, make every effort to have you join one of your top three team choices when you join us after graduation.
Does Cox, Castle & Nicholson offer any compensation while I am studying for the bar? Yes. The firm pays for a basic bar review course, an additional course of your choice, and all bar exam fees. You will receive a stipend equal to one month’s salary shortly after your graduation from law school.