A: We are seeking bright, well-rounded individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong critical thinking and writing skills. Ultimately, we are seeking talented students who have the potential to develop into exceptional attorneys. Throughout our search we weigh the following factors: exceptional academic achievement, participation in law school activities (law review, moot court, etc.), prior work experience, strong interpersonal skills and ties to the area.
A: Candidates will be notified by phone and/or letter as soon as possible following his/her in-office interview.
A: Our summer program is six (6) weeks.
A: The summer program is the first-half of the summer.
A: The summer associate salary is $3,077 per week.
A: Yes. Each summer associate is assigned an associate advisor and partner advisor who is available as a sounding board for projects, questions regarding firm culture, or anything else that may be of interest to the summer associate.
A: Yes, but Summer Associates are encouraged to work on assignments from a variety of practice groups and efforts are made to allow that opportunity. If a Summer Associate has an area of preference, every effort will be made to provide further exposure to that particular practice area.
A: Our goal is to provide summer associates with real work similar to what they would receive as a first or second year associate. We also provide the summers a chance to get involved with out-of-office experiences including: board meetings, depositions, arbitrations, client meetings, and judicial proceedings.
A: All firm resources are available to summer associates. Each summer associate is given her/his own office, a computer, and a secretary to assist in day-to-day tasks. Also available is an information technology staff and an extensive library with two full-time employees.
A: We are prepared to make offers to all second-year summer associates.
A: Yes. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis prohibited by law, including race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin or disability.
A: The firm has adopted a "business casual" attire policy. While you are not required to wear a suit, we strongly recommend having one on hand in those instances such as client meetings, or going to court, when professional attire is required.
A: Resumes should be sent to:
Attorney Recruitment Coordinator
1000 Main Street, 36th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Porter Hedges is known for handling sophisticated transactions and complex litigation on behalf of a diverse group of clients in established and growing industries. We represent public and private companies and are recognized for both the depth of our experience and the ability to meet our clients’ business objectives.