Starting Your Career

A Nurturing, Fast-Paced Environment to Get You Off the Ground

Not every job opportunity provides you with the resources and skills to succeed. In fact, most don't. But at Best Best & Krieger, we know that a powerful start can be the difference between good and great lawyers, so we invest in your success early.

In September 2010, The American Lawyer magazine ranked BB&K seventh out of 137 law firms nationwide in job satisfaction based on a survey of mid-level associates. We attribute this high ranking to the firm's ability to offer associates the opportunity to work on meaningful and complex issues early on in their careers, in addition to working with some of the foremost experts in public and private areas of the law.

This year we are scheduled to interview on-campus at nine law schools. We are interested in individuals who have demonstrated superior academic abilities and who show both motivation and a commitment to excellence. We look for associates who possess those qualities that will result in their eventual admission to partnership. Although new associates are assigned to a specific practice group upon arrival at the firm, they will also be able to work on matters in a number of different fields during the first few years and will have the opportunity early on to work directly with clients and partners. Associates have an excellent opportunity to contribute to and influence the firm’s future.

Each associate is assigned a mentor to give insight into the workings of the firm, its clients and its personnel. The mentor program is designed to provide associates with a helping hand as they experience life in the private law firm environment.

All lawyers are encouraged to play a role in shaping firm policy. The firm’s associates meet as often as they wish, and many of the members of our Recruitment Committee are associates.

Social obligations are kept to a minimum, but we do sponsor activities for lawyers, staff, spouses and friends to help foster a friendly and open working environment. We recognize the benefits of a well-rounded life and believe that attorneys perform better when fulfilling family and community commitments, as well as professional goals.

All applicants must possess superior writing and interpersonal skills. Candidates with excellent academic credentials who meet the necessary experience requirements for the position are invited to apply online.

No phone calls please

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