2021 D1L ME Diversity Summer Associate Program


2021 D1L ME Diversity Summer Associate Program

Portland, Maine

As a part of our organizations’ shared commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bernstein Shur, Pierce Atwood, Verrill, Jackson Laboratory, Preti Flaherty, Brann & Isaacson and WEX are jointly seeking 1L students who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to apply as a ten-week Maine Diversity Summer Associate, assigned to one of our offices in Portland, Lewiston or Bar Harbor, Maine. We see individual differences, including but not limited to, in race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability as critically important components to providing outstanding client service and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff.

Our goal is to provide a meaningful private law firm work experience to students who have completed one year of law school and who will contribute to the diversity and inclusion efforts of our firms and the Maine legal community. Candidates must have an excellent academic record, exceptional writing ability, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated self-confidence. The program will run from June 1 to August 6, 2021. This is a paid position.

Applications will open on December 14, 2020. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, current law school transcript, and a brief personal statement concerning their commitment to diversity and inclusion and/or why they believe diversity and inclusion are important in the legal profession via the red APPLY button on the website on or after that date.

We will receive applications on a rolling basis until January 29, 2021.

We are equal employment opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. To learn more about the Maine Diversity Summer Associate program or to apply, please visit

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