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In the last CDO newsletter, I discussed how and why the CDO recruitment program for law firms will be different this year. See Spring OCI Roundup – Part 1 | Richmond Law Career Development Office. This column will offer details that we have learned through our employer outreach efforts about employers registered for Week Two of Virtual Spring Recruitment Program (VSRP), including their summer program size and anticipated hiring needs.

Note this list includes those interviewing during Week Two, with an application deadline of 11:45 pm on Sunday, January 24. Go to the OCI tab in Symplicity to review firm postings and submit applications.

MichieHamlett (Virtual Interviews on Feb. 1)

MichieHamlett is interviewing current 3Ls who will take the Virginia Bar exam in July and could start in the firm’s Charlottesville office in August or September. The new associate would primarily be working within the plantiffs’ litigation tort practice, but there may be opportunities for general litigation involving business matters as well. The firm’s tort practice consists generally of motor vehicle crash cases, medical malpractice cases, product defect/liability cases, and mass tort cases.

MichieHamlett is looking for industrious, resourceful, creative thinkers with good research and writing skills. A good GPA and moot court or law review experience are pluses. Moving to Charlottesville would be required. Click here for more information about the firm.

Pierce McCoy (Feb. 2)

Pierce McCoy is seeking a 1L or 2L summer associate for its Richmond office to work primarily with its labor and employment team. The firm will also consider a second summer associate for its Norfolk office. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in employment law or civil litigation. Click here for more information about the firm’s practice areas and locations.

Pierce McCoy hosted a 2L from Richmond Law last summer.

Sands Anderson (Feb. 2)

Sands Anderson plans to hire one or two 2Ls this summer for its 9-week program in Richmond. Click here for information about the firm’s history and practice areas. Click here for to learn more about the structure and opportunities of the firm’s summer associate program.

Sands Anderson suspended its summer associate program last year, but during winter break hosted the two current 3Ls from Richmond Law who were hired for 2020 summer. The firm also welcomed one 2020 graduate as a new associate in fall 2020.

Kaufman & Canoles (Feb. 3)

See OCI Roundup – Part 1 blog for details on Kaufman’s plans for hiring 1Ls this summer.

Parrish Snead (Feb. 3)

Parrish Snead plans to hire two 2Ls for its summer associate program. The firm is especially interested in students who are open to a civil litigation practice and are willing to live, work and be part of the Fredericksburg area community after graduation. The summer program will last at least 6 weeks, and the summer associate will be working in person at least part of each week. Click here to learn more about the firm and its practice areas.

Parrish Snead hosted one 2L from Richmond Law last summer and welcomed a 2020 graduate as a new associate in fall 2020.

Willcox Savage (Feb. 3)

See OCI Roundup – Part 1 blog for details on Willcox’s plans for hiring 1Ls this summer.

Resume Collects

Two firms are soliciting applications from Richmond Law students through the OCI tab in Symplicity and will schedule interviews independently with selected candidates.

Spilman Thomas & Battle

Spilman plans to hire 3-6 summer associates for its Charleston, West Virginia office. Both 1Ls and 2Ls are invited to apply, and students can indicate a secondary interest in one of the firm’s six other offices if they wish. Spilman is soliciting applications from eight other law schools. The firm offers a variety of work so students can identify their practice areas of interest and the firm can identify their strengths. Click here for more information about the firm.

Spilman cancelled its 2020 summer associate program but hosted a 1L and 2L from Richmond Law during the summer of 2019, and welcomed a 2020 graduate as a new associate in fall 2020.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is considering 2Ls for its 8-week summer associate program in Richmond and Northern Virginia. The firm expects to hire a total of 8-10 summer associates across its 16 offices. Students who are interested in other locations should apply directly to the firm through Susan M. Bolyard, Recruitment Administrator.

During summer 2020, WTP hosted a 1L in its Falls Church office and a 2L in its Richmond office. Click here to learn more about the firm.

For more information about CDO employer outreach efforts, please contact Carole Yeatts, Director of Career Development. For questions about VSRP applications or Symplicity, please contact Kym Osterbind, Recruitment Coordinator.

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