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Summer Asssociate

Michael Best
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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Michael Best is currently accepting applications for the Michael Best Apprenticeship Program in our Cottonwood Heights or Salt Lake City, UT office for summer 2022.  This program will provide a unique experience to a rising diverse or under-privileged 2L or 3L, incorporating both law firm and corporate in-house exposure. 


Our goal is to offer the ultimate career development opportunity with exposure beyond the law firm, and for this apprenticeship, we are partnering with our valued client, 1-800 Contacts.  


What We Offer: 

Michael Best and 1-800 Contacts are both thriving and energetic places to work. A key success factor has been the recruitment of talented and diverse individuals whose life experiences, demonstrated interests, and achievements drive us forward.  Through our program, you will receive:


  • Challenging work assignments and exposure to substantive legal areas, including litigation and corporate while working as an apprentice
  • Opportunities to learn and develop skills necessary to work as in-house counsel for a large company while working directly with our client, 1-800 Contacts
  • Active mentoring  
  • Formal goal setting and evaluations
  • A generous stipend
  • Opportunity to take ownership of your projects
  • Networking events and social activities designed to get to know colleagues and leaders throughout the firm and 1-800 Contacts.

With mentorship from our highly skilled attorneys, we will help you to further develop your practical knowledge, drafting acumen, and become well-versed in the latest legal trends. You will be assigned an expert attorney to guide you, help you set goals, and ensure you have access to all of the tools necessary to be successful and benefit from your time spent at Michael Best and 1-800 Contacts. Throughout the program, your mentor will meet with you to conduct a formal performance appraisal and provide feedback.


  • What We Look For:  Our ideal candidate must have a strong interest in learning how law firms and clients partner to best serve the client, value an environment where everyone is treated with mutual support and respect, and be a self-starter who possesses the ability to work independently and as part of team.  
  •  Position Requirements:

    • Currently enrolled for 2021-2022 school year as a 1L, 2L or 3L law student at BYU or the University of Utah 
    • Demonstrated interest in promoting diversity at the Firm and throughout the legal profession
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 
    • Legal analysis skills 
    • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Application Process:  To be considered for the Michael Best Apprenticeship Program, please submit an online application via michaelbest.com/careers. Your completed online application package must include the following items: 

    • Resumé 
    • Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
    • Personal Statement - in your personal statement, we request that you discuss how you will contribute to diversity in the legal profession generally, including (to the extent applicable), life experiences that have shaped your values and that provide you with a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges you overcame in choosing or pursuing law as a profession

      Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

      If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Posted: 2022-05-06 Expires: 2022-06-05

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