Sheehan Phinney generally hires one or two new associate attorneys each year, almost exclusively from our 1L and 2L summer associate programs. Our screening of potential hires occurs during a rigorous process that involves a careful review of the candidate’s academic record in college and law school, scrutiny of a required legal writing sample, and thorough interviews with every member of our Hiring Committee. There is a regular position of employment available to be earned by every member of each Sheehan Phinney summer associate class and, as such, our summer program features a cooperative and collegial environment that allows summer associates to flourish.
1Ls with a superior academic record in college and a demonstrable connection to, or interest in living and working in New Hampshire or Massachusetts, are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript (if available) and writing sample to our hiring partner any time after December 1 of their first year of law school. 1Ls who complete summer associateships with us are eligible to receive prioritized offers of employment for their 2L summers.
2Ls with a superior academic record in college and law school and a demonstrable connection to, or interest in living and working in New Hampshire or Massachusetts are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, and law school transcript to our hiring partner any time after August 1 of their second year of law school. The firm also conducts initial screening interviews at Job Fairs in September.
Because we only hire one or two candidates a year, and generally fill those vacancies from our summer program, we do not conduct a formal 3L-hiring program. Exceptional 3L candidates may still apply.
To explore summer associate opportunities at Sheehan Phinney, please send your resume to:
Megan C. Carrier
Associate Hiring Partner
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
1000 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03101