Careers

Summer Associates

OVERVIEW

Cullen and Dykman offers a unique 12-week program whereby summer associates rotate between the firm’s New York and Garden City offices. Our summer program is designed to allow summer associates to explore different practice areas as well as to interact with a variety of partners and associates. 

The Summer Associate Program is our primary source for filling first year associate positions at Cullen and Dykman.

Summer associates perform legal research, prepare legal memoranda and correspondence and write briefs. Summer associates have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, closings, depositions and negotiations.

Associates act as one-on-one mentors to summer associates. Mentors are available for general guidance, research and writing help, mentoring and social networking within the firm.

While we strive to give summer associates a realistic picture of associate life at Cullen and Dykman, we also provide a number of social events to make the summer experience enjoyable.  Social events range from informal lunches with mentors and partners, sporting events, cultural activities and a backyard barbeque hosted by one of our partners.

FAQs

How do I apply to Cullen and Dykman’s summer associate program?

Our firm recruits on-campus at several local area law schools. Also, interested applicants may fax or mail their resumes to our Human Resources Manager, Adele Mauro.

Ms. Adele Mauro
Human Resources Manager
Cullen and Dykman LLP
Garden City Center
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, New York 11530-4850
Fax: (516) 357-3781
amauro@cullenanddykman.com

What can I expect during the interview process?

Applicants can expect an initial interview followed by a callback interview. Interviews are conducted by both associates and partners from Cullen and Dykman’s hiring committee. Interviews typically begin in late August and end in late November.

How many summer associates does Cullen and Dykman look to hire each year?

Cullen and Dykman hires approximately 3-5 summer associates each year.

How does the summer associate rotation work?

The rotation program allows summer associates to work at the firm’s offices in New York and Garden City. Typically, summer associates will spend several weeks at each location.

How is work distributed to summer associates?

Summer associates remain “unassigned” throughout the program, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy assignments from partners and associates in a variety of practice areas, or focus on the practice areas which most interest them.

What types of assignments will I receive?

Summer associates perform legal research, prepare legal memoranda and correspondence and write briefs. Summer associates have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, closings, depositions and negotiations.

What is the compensation for summer associates?

Summer associates are compensated on a basis consistent with that of our full-time first year associates. 

Whom should I contact if I have any additional questions about the summer program?

Please contact our Human Resources Manager, Adele Mauro with any further questions.