The objective of our Summer Student Program is to provide law students with experience in the practice of law and to get to know the firm’s lawyers and practice areas. Summer students will be assigned to three or four senior associates or junior partners who practice in different areas of the law. The students assist in legal research, drafting documents and participate in preparations for court proceedings and other hearings. The students will also actively participate in meetings with clients, pre-trial proceedings, court, hearings and commercial transaction closings. We ensure that the students receive detailed feedback and evaluation throughout the summer.
Our objective in hiring students is to identify individuals who will join the firm, initially as associates and, ultimately, as partners. We hire students with the intention of developing them into excellent lawyers. The offers extended to students to stay on with the firm as associates have historically reflected the firm’s objective to retain students who will carry on the firm’s tradition of excellence. One aspect about TDS that is different from many other firms, is we have an in-house Marketing Department. The marketing group helps lawyers to build their practice, by offering a wide range of marketing and professional development support.