Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin, LLP is seeking students to join our 2024 summer associate program. Applicants looking for experience in any practice area are welcome.
Our firm is a general practice firm. Although the trend has been to establish boutique firms, we know our clients’ success is more likely when they have one place for their needs and the attorneys and staff in those areas communicate with each other for the best outcomes. A general practice firm also ensures consistency throughout the relationship, so that clients know they can count on the attorney, staff, billing, or the same receptionist answering the phone.
Our firm has been in Central California since 1945. During that time, we have grown to represent some of the biggest names in agriculture, business, and government with litigation, contracts, and employee matters. But behind those big names is always an individual, which is why we also represent individuals on matters such as family law, criminal, and estate planning issues.
Our Core Values are what drives our firm and determines every action. Our Core Values are known as the Three C’s and are Clients, Careers, and Community.
Who Should Apply:
Hiring Criteria: We are looking for candidates who share our values for client service, Community service, and Firm culture.
Candidates who inspire and contribute to the success of the team, who know there is always more to learn, who know that achievement requires hard work, and are committed to the California Central Valley are encouraged to apply.
Required materials: Resume and cover letter
What to Expect:
Candidates should expect their time with us to be a learning experience but also a chance to get to know the firm. You should expect at least one other summer associate to participate in our program.
By the end of the summer, you will know how to prepare legal drafts including complaints, declarations, discovery requests,responses, and other pleadings. You will have met with clients; conducted legal research on a large variety of matters; and worked closely with almost every partner, multiple paralegals, and your assigned peer mentor.
Candidates will attend firm trainings, happy hours, weekly attorney meetings, prepare a US Supreme Court case review, associate case reviews, attend court, depositions, and client meetings.
2023 starting compensation for associate lawyers ($/year) $105,000 + bonuses
2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) $1,400
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) $1,200
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) $1,000
401K with employer matching, Bar Association Fees, Business Casual Dress Code, Domestic Partner Benefits, Family/Dependent Care Leave, Employer paid Medical Insurance for employee and family, Paid CLE, Paid Community Organization dues, Parental Leave, unlimited PTO, $5,000 bar study stipend, gas card for commuting and work activities, work from home days, full kitchen with stocked groceries.
Our Firm Culture:
- One of our Core Values is Community. We take our commitment to the local community and to improving it through
various means seriously. We have our own 501(c)(3) foundation to support those efforts which is entirely employee run.
- We offer non-attorneys 40 paid hours per year to volunteer for an organization of their choice.
- We believe that new perspectives are key to upholding our Core Values which is why new and differing opinions are
- Our firm is 100% minority owned and 75% of our associates are women.
- We are committed to increasing women in the partnership to at least 25% in 5 years.
Training and Professional Development
- Staff development occurs in house twice a month on a variety of topics and CLEs.
- Outside CLE’s are paid for by the firm upon request.
Coaching / Mentoring
Coaching and mentoring are a crucial part of our culture. We have a multi-level program that includes Senior Associate
and Partner mentors.