Summer Associate Program

Our summer associate program offers rising third-year law students the opportunity to explore our practice areas and firm culture through a hands-on, nine-week program. In late summer and early fall, we recruit 1 – 2 promising and talented students to join our team. Successful summer associates match our firm’s commitment to work together, motivate each other, and learn from one another.

Details about the program:

Sands Anderson offers Summer Associates the chance to work on a variety of assignments from each of the firm’s practice areas, encouraging them to fully explore the opportunities available at the firm and gain a deeper understanding of our business. A project attorney assigns work based on the Summer Associates’ expressed interests and workload availability.

A Summer Associate working on a transactional matter might enjoy opportunities to conduct research for a company that is looking to incorporate their small business, participate in a county Board of Supervisors’ meeting or assists with a commercial real estate transaction. A Summer Associate assisting on a litigation matter might accompany an attorney to the deposition of an adverse party, visit the scene of a trucking accident or spend a day in court observing a complex jury trial. We encourage Summer Associates to accompany our attorneys to closings, client conferences, hearings, local government meetings, trials, depositions and other opportunities for firsthand experience.

The work assignments of each Summer Associate are precisely the type and complexity of assignments given to first-year associates. Summer Associates in our program work on assignments that we bill out to our clients; therefore we maintain a high expectation for quality and strong attention to detail.

Scheduled and impromptu luncheons with attorneys provide opportunities for Summer Associates to discuss the attorneys’ areas of expertise, particularly timely and interesting cases and details of the firm’s structure, management, and marketing. Summer Associates are invited and encouraged to participate in the Continuing Legal Education seminars and associate training sessions scheduled throughout the summer. Program topics range from legal ethics to trial tactic seminars and marketing strategies.

Please note that our recruitment process for the 2020 Summer Program has been completed.


Sands Anderson PC
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 1998
Richmond, VA, 23218


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