Summer Associate

Sarasota, FL
Williams Parker is currently seeking second year law students (2Ls) for its ten-week summer 2021 associate program.

Our Summer Associate Program offers law students an opportunity to engage in intellectually stimulating work that is indicative of real associate life. It is designed to meet two goals: (i) to introduce you to life in Sarasota as a Williams Parker attorney, and (ii) to evaluate your likelihood of long-term success at our firm.

We provide work assignments, client experiences, mentoring, and training that approximate those provided to junior associates. In addition, we provide ample opportunities for you to get to know and be known by firm attorneys in social and professional settings since it is important to know the people with whom you will spend your career and to be comfortable with the decision to practice law with them.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts.

Firm overview
Williams Parker is the region’s largest and oldest law firm. We were founded in Sarasota, Florida in 1925, and we practice from a single office to create operating efficiencies for our clients and to permit us to maintain our hallmark collegiality.

We comprise nearly 50 attorneys and offer one of Florida’s largest fiduciary services practices; tax and employment groups with significant depth; and accomplished real estate, litigation, corporate, and healthcare practices. The firm also serves clients’ needs globally through its membership in Ally Law, an international alliance of law firms, whose 60-member firms include over 2,300 lawyers in 100 business centers throughout 40 countries. We take great pride in our contributions to the community and ongoing investment in our region.

We are hard-working, fair-minded, and community-centered attorneys and professionals who support and collaborate with one another. Our environment fosters the growth and on-going development of our employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Williams Parker is a progressive, inclusive, and culturally rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly talented workforce where people of diverse backgrounds thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our employees are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

Williams Parker is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.

Candidates should have excellent undergraduate academic records, performed successfully in law school, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a positive, professional demeanor are required. Strong ties to the Sarasota area are also preferred. We offer a professional and collegial work environment and competitive compensation.

At Williams Parker, you will have an opportunity to play an important role in continuing the success of our law firm and to take advantage of the many benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth. You will also find you are joining a team of attorneys and staff who have made Williams Parker not only a top-notch law firm but also a great place to work. We offer a competitive total rewards package, including:
  • Excellent health, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses
  • Generous Employee Savings Plan and 401(k) with employer contributions
  • Wellness programs
  • Other perks and benefits

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