Hiring and Selection Process

At Stoel Rives we hire the best and the brightest.

Our selection process for the summer program is rigorous as it is our goal is to extend full-time associate offers to successful summer associates.

Our clients look to us for results, so our lawyers are regularly challenged to be trusted advisors and experts in their practices. We embrace lawyers with different backgrounds, talents, interests, and personalities. We particularly value work experience prior to attending law school.

Successful summer associates possess many of these traits:

  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity
  • Drive and initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic

Do you possess these attributes? Are you ready to find a place to put your talents to the test and to start your career? If so, we’re interested in speaking with you!

Second-Year Law Students

2L Summer Associate Positions: Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments, from drafting transactional documents, writing legal research memos, drafting significant portions of briefs, to framing discovery requests, and learning the mechanics of closing deals. Additionally, summer associates will have the opportunity to collaborate on pro bono projects and work on business development initiatives. We offer formal training as well as community service opportunities and social activities. Each summer all of our summer associates gather in Portland for a two day Symposium to learn more about the Firm and to meet their colleagues and attorneys from other offices in a relaxed and fun environment.

For all of our offices that host summer programs, we generally look for summer associates interested in a variety of our practice areas. In addition, we are also looking for summer associates interested in intellectual property, specifically with an electrical and mechanical engineering background and undergraduate degree, in our Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland offices.

The application period for 2018 Summer Associate positions has closed for the following offices: Boise, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Sacramento. Applications for the Anchorage office are still being accepted.

2L Summer Associate - Anchorage (Corporate or Environmental): Stoel Rives LLP is currently seeking a 2018 2L Summer Associate in our Anchorage office. The Summer Associate may be a part of our Corporate or Environmental practice groups. Our summer associate program provides the opportunity to work on a range of challenging legal assignments similar to those given to new associates. Stoel Rives is dedicated to ensuring the continued professional development of our summer associates, and a team of partner and associate mentors will work closely to provide summer associates with individualized feedback and coaching.
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Please be prepared to submit a personalized cover letter, resume, writing sample, law transcript, and undergraduate transcript for consideration. Please indicate your specific practice group interest and your commitment to the region in your cover letter.

First-Year Law Students

1L Diversity Fellowships: We are proud to offer annual 1L Diversity Fellowships to first-year law students in many of our offices. Recruitment for our 2017 1L Diversity Fellowships is now complete and we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back in late 2017 for information on next year’s 1L Diversity Fellowship opportunities.

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