On September 1, 2013, Lewis and Roca and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons combined forces to create one of the largest law firms in the Western U.S., with approximately 250 lawyers in nine offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. We provide a full spectrum of transactional and litigation services to local, regional, national, and international clients. The locations of all of our offices afford us the benefits and the stunning environmental diversity that characterizes this part of the country.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber is dedicated to recruiting nationally to provide the firm with the diversity that will strengthen and flavor our practice over the years. We want to attract individuals who have strong personal commitments, not just to the law, but to other pursuits that give their lives drive and meaning. The strongest common thread among our lawyers and new recruits is a sense of purpose and an interest in making a real contribution, both to the firm and the community.
Our Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Denver summer programs are geared toward providing students with a realistic view of associate life. We provide the mix of people and opportunities, and our summer associates provide the intellect, the initiative and interest in learning. Our summer associates receive training in research and writing, ethics, advocacy and effective communication, among other topics. We also offer summer associates a chance to participate in in-house education programs and out-of-office opportunities such as depositions, hearings, meetings with clients, corporate closings, and trials. Finally, our summer program provides opportunities for summer associates to participate in a variety of social activities. In short, we run a summer program that is real-work oriented and realistic, but also full of opportunities for social interaction.
Each of us at Lewis Roca Rothgerber has a slightly different reason for being here, just as we have different practices, lifestyles and points of view. We like our firm and look forward to telling you more about where we came from, why we are here, and why we stay. If you want to know more about Lewis Roca Rothgerber, the strength of our practice and the lifestyle of a busy professional in thriving Rocky Mountain and Southwest communities like ours, please write to Mary W. Kiley, our Director of Lawyer Recruitment at MKiley@LRRLaw.com.
Our commitment to diversity is longstanding and recognizes the value diversity brings to our firm and its clients. We continue our tradition of supporting diversity through increased educational opportunities for minority and women law students, maintaining a commitment to hiring lawyers from different backgrounds, and assisting all of our lawyers to develop their potential.
The lawyers at Lewis Roca Rothgerber also have diverse interests and beliefs. We encourage and value this diversity. For every strongly held opinion, you will find its opposite, often just one office away. You will be encouraged to defend your viewpoint and perspective. The result is clearer, more powerful legal thinking and a more stimulating workplace.
In addition to Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s commitment to the bar and the community, we recognize that pro bono work provides significant other benefits to the firm. Pro bono representation is an essential opportunity to increase the confidence and competence of our associates. In pro bono cases, our associates learn what it means to handle a file and make strategic decisions that directly affect the course of litigation. They learn how to deal with clients and how to interact with opposing counsel. This, in turn, builds their confidence as practitioners and provides invaluable on-the-job training. In addition, pro bono representation instills a deep sense of community service in the hearts and minds of those who serve. Lastly, pro bono matters give associates the opportunity to work and interact with partners who work in other practice areas. Our partners take an active interest in these cases and provide advice and encouragement to associates who accept them.
We hire lawyers with a wide diversity of backgrounds, but with a common trait: we look for individuals with a history of outstanding personal and academic achievement – including law school records and law review or comparable extracurricular activities – previous work experience and a commitment to practice law at the highest levels. We are interested in talking to applicants who would like to come to Lewis Roca Rothgerber immediately after law school graduation or judicial clerkships, as well as those seeking to join the firm laterally.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber is an Equal Opportunity Employer and its policy is to recruit, hire, develop and promote employees based on the individual’s ability and job performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, color, age disability, or veteran status.
Law firms differ not just in their practices, but also in how it feels to work in them. From the outside, though, it’s often hard to grasp the differences. When you interview with us, we arrange for you to meet several lawyers from diverse practice areas and experience levels. We encourage you to get to know the firm by talking with these and other Lewis Roca Rothgerber lawyers about their experiences.
If you are considering writing to us regarding an associate or summer associate position, please send your resume, law school transcript and writing sample to our Director of Lawyer Recruitment at Recruiting@LRRLaw.com.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber follows NALP's standards for the timing of offers and decisions to law students. For a copy of the full text of NALP's Principles and Standards, including Part V, go to: http://www.nalp.org/fulltextofnalpprinciplesandstandards.
We would like to meet you! Lewis Roca Rothgerber interviews annually at surrounding universities to recruit for our summer program. We meet many of our future summer associates during the on-campus recruiting season in the fall and we will post our 2014 on-campus interview dates and interviewers as they become available.
Many of our lawyers, including some of our partners, came from law schools other than those we traditionally visit on campus. We strongly encourage qualified applicants at campuses that we are unable to visit to send us a cover letter along with a copy of their resume, transcript and writing sample to: Recruiting@LRRLaw.com. Should your application meet our hiring needs, we will contact you to schedule an interview.
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SUMMER PROGRAM – Spend a Summer with Us
Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Summer Associate Program is designed to provide an experience that is indicative of real associate life at the firm. Great effort goes into planning events that enable our summer associates to get to know us and vice versa. The work we give to summer associates is challenging and showcases the quality and diversity of Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s practice. By providing you with a realistic view of the firm through challenging work, practical training and the opportunity to work and socialize with many of our lawyers, we try to give you the insight you need to make an informed decision to join us.
Summer associates can express a preference to receive assignments from particular practice areas. Although we make every effort to accommodate their interests, we encourage summer associates to work on projects from a variety of practice areas during the summer. We believe that this experience will better acquaint you with the range of our practice. It also enables you, by the conclusion of the summer with us, to have a strong basis on which to expand your practice area interests for your future career.
Our goal is to offer intellectually stimulating projects that give summer associates an opportunity to demonstrate their writing, analytical, and advocacy skills. The type of work we provide to summer associates is similar in complexity to assignments given to new associates and can range from a simple litigation research memorandum to assisting a partner at a complex real estate closing. Additionally, we invite summer associates to learn through observation and participation by joining our lawyers at client meetings, closings, negotiating sessions and court appearances – anywhere that will provide insight into our practice and what it is like to be a lawyer at Lewis Roca Rothgerber.
We include several social events in the Summer Associate Program. The goal of these events is not so much to entertain our summer associates as to allow them to get to know the firm’s lawyers outside the office. We plan a variety of activities so there will be something that appeals to everyone. In addition, we encourage summer associates and lawyers to get together informally throughout the summer. Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. We have numerous activities throughout the summer so you can pick and choose which events appeal to your interests. Summer associates are welcome to attend as many activities as possible, but we realize they have other commitments outside work and do not expect them to attend everything.
How to Apply
If our sophisticated practice and people-oriented culture sound appealing and if you want to know more about Lewis Roca Rothgerber, the strength of our practice and the lifestyle of a busy professional in thriving Rocky Mountain and Southwest communities like ours, please send your resume, law school transcript and writing sample to: Recruiting@LRRLaw.com.