Black McCuskey continues to invest in a “summer associate” program. The firm is committed to finding the best and the brightest law school students to provide them the opportunity to practice what they have learned in law school. The program provides future lawyers with the opportunity to experience working in a law firm while completing their last year of law school.
Typically, an extensive interview process is conducted almost a year in advance. Based on those interviews, one or two students are selected to work during the following summer. They learn a lot in their short time at the firm and the attorneys learn a few things from them as well. Looking at history, the summer associate program has been very successful in developing many of the firm’s current attorneys: Jim Wherley, Bob Preston, Robert Murphy, Ryan Kuchmaner, Whitney Willits-Monroe, Rod Moore, Julia Radefeld, Kimberly Rippeth and Ryan Robinson are all past interns. Managing Partner, Bruce M. Soares commented, “While some of the things we do in our summer program mirror the structure of other law firms; I think it’s the differences that make our program work so well. We really strive to provide a fulfilling summer experience and a welcoming environment.”
Law school students, Jason Brown and Michael Class, both from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, are working at the firm this summer. Black McCuskey is excited to have these excellent students as part of the summer associate program and look forward to a great experience for them and for the firm.