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DRM Integrity

Join us for the summer Summer Associates are provided the opportunity to work in several of our different practice areas, and we work to provide you with experience in your areas of interest.

We’re committed to growing our legacy by developing the next generation of leaders.  Each year, we hire a small number of accomplished first- and second-year law students for our Summer Associate program.  The program allows us to get to know our Summer Associates as individuals and to provide them with engaging work.

Attorney Shannon Lenzini

“I learned a lot at DRM and really appreciated the opportunity to work on projects in many areas of law. Most of all, I was impressed by DRM’s culture of sharing good news about clients and work completed at the firm. I often saw attorneys share news of successful cases with their teams, and I regularly received productive feedback. I was grateful to spend my summer in an environment where good work is appreciated and shared.”  Jenny Drake – 2020 Summer Associate, 2021 Associate attorney

“My experience at DRM allowed me to discover what my talents and interests are. My experience challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and dive right into the work I was doing. I cannot wait to return to school this fall and tell my law school colleagues all about how great my Summer was due to the amazing people I had the opportunity to work with and the interesting legal issues I had the opportunity to work on.”   Bob Lydon – 2020 Summer Associate

DRM Mentoring

Real world work Interesting and Challenging “Hands-On” Assignments

We take pride in giving our Summer Associates a wide variety of interesting and challenging “hands-on” assignments that reflect the real work of the firm.Assignments may include:

  • Assisting with complex business transactions
  • Attending client meetings
  • Drafting transactional documents
  • Facilitating real estate closings
  • Assisting at depositions and trials
  • Helping to prepare motions and briefs

Summer Associates are provided the opportunity to work in several of our different practice areas, and we work to provide you with experience in your areas of interest.

Our program coordinator serves as the point of contact for distributing project assignments during the summer, and can help identify contacts who may be able to provide work on matters of particular interest. Each Summer Associate is also matched with an Associate who is available for personal insights and advice, social contacts, research help and general support.

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DRM Community

New England Life Experience Vermont and New Hampshire

We host a variety of social functions that give Summer Associates opportunities to get to know Downs Rachlin lawyers outside of the office and to experience the beauty and activities that make Vermont and New Hampshire great places to live and work. Traditional activities include hiking, a night of Vermont Lake Monsters baseball, local restaurant trivia nights and barbeques.

In addition, each Downs Rachlin office has firm-wide summer outings to local attractions so you can experience New England and DRM’s team culture.

Summer is a great time to spend in Vermont and New Hampshire thanks to our hiking, biking, kayaking and other water-based sports, to outdoor music concerts, art festivals and local-fare cafes, there is always a rich selection of activities and events to take advantage of.

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How to Apply

DRM will begin accepting applications December 1st, with interviews beginning in early January, and hiring decisions made no later than March.

Send your resume, cover letter, and transcript via email to apply for a summer associate position at DRM.
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