Summer Associate Program

Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
Summer Associate Program

At Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, we are dedicated to fostering the growth and development of aspiring legal professionals. Our Summer Associate Program offers a unique opportunity for law students to immerse themselves in the world of law, gain practical experience, and work alongside our esteemed attorneys and non-attorney team members.

Application Process

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for our 2024 Summer Associate Program.

Applications for the 2025 GCKB Summer Associate Program will open on June 1, 2024, for all of our offices. Please see a list of all locations here. Our 2025 Summer Associate Program will run from June 2, 2025 through July 28, 2025.

1. Submit your cover letter, resume and any supporting materials.

2. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview to further assess their fit for the program.

Overview

The Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady Summer Associate Program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession. Participants will work in an environment with a diverse group of talented professionals and have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in hands-on work in various practice areas under the guidance of experienced attorneys.

  • Participate in client meetings, court proceedings, and negotiations to gain practical insights into legal proceedings.

  • Attend seminars, workshops, and training sessions led by our legal experts to expand their knowledge and skill set.

  • Receive mentorship and guidance from seasoned professionals, fostering a supportive learning environment.

  • Collaborate on real cases and projects, contributing meaningfully to the firm's legal work.

With offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Nebraska and London, our summer associates may be asked to assist on a case in one office, while working from another.

Key Features

  • Professional Development: Experience the day-to-day life of an attorney, developing essential skills and understanding the dynamics of legal practice.

  • Training and Mentoring: Each summer associate is paired with an attorney mentor. Your mentor will provide you with guidance on a personal and professional basis and help you begin making the transition from law student to attorney.

  • Networking: Engage with partners, associates, and peers, creating invaluable connections within the legal field.

  • Feedback and Evaluation: Receive constructive feedback and evaluations to enhance your performance and skills.

  • Social Activities: Participate in both formal and informal social activities, such as, bar association meetings, lunches, happy hours, mixers, and other events.

Eligibility

  • Law students currently enrolled in accredited JD programs.

  • Exceptional academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in the legal field.

  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Join Us

If you are interested in learning more about our Summer Associate Program and becoming a part of a truly collaborative team consistent with our Mission, Core Value, Business Goals, and Promises to Each Other, please send your cover letter, resume and any supporting materials to the attention of:

Michael Harris, Esq.
Summer Associate Committee Chair
Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP
careers@gerbericano.com


Testimonials

“I’ve been lucky enough to participate in Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady’s Summer Associate Program for the past two summers. My experience has been wonderful, as I’ve been given the opportunity to work alongside talented attorneys who have helped me to develop my legal research and writing skills. I’ve been able to draft numerous motions, review insurance policies, work on discovery responses, sit in on depositions, and research a broad scope of legal questions throughout my time with the firm. Each person I’ve had the opportunity to work with has been incredibly helpful, giving me insightful feedback and answering any questions I might have along the way. After my first summer, I knew I wanted to continue working with the firm and was given the opportunity to continue clerking part-time during the school year. During that time, I grew to appreciate the firm’s friendly and supportive atmosphere even more. Since then, I have been offered a position to work with the firm post-graduation. Being able to work at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady has given me invaluable experience and I look forward to continuing to grow with the firm.”

- Meredith Lance

“I had the incredible privilege of working as a summer associate at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady. Throughout my time at the firm, I was given ample opportunities to develop creative arguments, conduct focused research, and investigate the intricate web of law and facts underlying the cases we handled. What truly set the firm apart was their genuine interest in what I was passionate about, both inside and outside the legal realm. The firm took the time to understand my hobbies and interests and would tailor projects to align with them, making my work not only intellectually stimulating but also incredibly enjoyable.

The work I was entrusted with at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady wasn't merely academic exercises; it was a real-world experience that significantly improved my legal writing and legal research skills. The exposure to complex cases and the guidance I received helped me grow as a legal professional. From day one, I felt like a valued member of the firm, as I was treated as a peer rather than just an intern.

The true essence of learning lies in practical experience, and Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady has consistently provided me with priceless opportunities to grow. I have full confidence that the skills and knowledge I acquired during my time at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady will be instrumental throughout my legal career.”

- Harrison Tulman

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