Bryan Cave challenges the best to do the best. It's what our clients expect. It's what we deliver. We seek bright, well-rounded leaders, whose top-tier grades from premier law schools as well as professional experience and community activities demonstrate an ability to handle an innovative, diverse, ever-changing, and sophisticated practice.
Bryan Cave is a global law firm with nearly 1,000 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia who efficiently serve our clients' needs in the world's leading business and financial markets. Our "One Firm" practice offers excellent legal service through its seamless web of advanced technology, worldwide administrative governance, and 23 team-oriented client service groups. This means no internal, economic, or political boundaries prevent our lawyers from delivering the highest quality legal service to all clients. If you seek a true professional's life with a premier, global law firm, then join our 143-year tradition of delivering superior legal service to Fortune 100 companies, major and mid-sized publicly and privately held companies, start-ups, private clients, government agencies, and pro bono beneficiaries.
We encourage our associates to seek out responsibility early on, and in return we will provide you with the freedom to test your skills through opportunities to work for high-profile clients and senior partners located around the world. Show us your commitment to client service and professional development, and we'll reward you with the surest evidence of your success: ever-increasing opportunities to work on the most complex and engaging national and international cases and rapid professional development.
To assist you in your career development, the Firm is devoted to associate training and professional development. Throughout the course of the year, associates can expect to participate in a number of client service group programs geared towards developing skills required for their specific practice areas, as well as in-house CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs. To further advance our associates’ business development and practical skills, the firm hosts the Bryan Cave Business of Law Academy, a Trial Advocacy program, and a Corporate & Transactional Practice program. These training series are complimented by our mentor program where associates have an opportunity to nurture ongoing relationships with partners.
Bryan Cave is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber associates. We strive to offer competitive compensation and benefits programs in each of our markets. In that vein, we will be increasing associate salaries in all of our U.S. offices effective January 1, 2017. The annual salary for entry-level lawyers in the St. Louis office will increase to $135,000 and the weekly salary for summer associates in the St. Louis office will increase to $2,596.
Home to Bryan Cave's first and largest office, St. Louis offers the advantages of big city living with Midwestern ease and low cost of living. Servicing a diverse base of local, national and international clients, the St. Louis office also represents a substantial portion of the major businesses based in St. Louis that conduct operations around the world. A summer at Bryan Cave gives you the chance to tackle real work, alongside accomplished lawyers, as you rotate through a number of different practice groups and have several opportunities for hands-on training. We have designed the Summer Associate Program with one overriding goal in mind--to give you a realistic view of what it's like to be an associate at Bryan Cave. You will also have many opportunities throughout the summer to enjoy your co-workers' camaraderie attending events such as Cardinals games, concerts, happy hours, and much more.
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