NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2020

Gunster - Miami, Florida

http://www.gunster.com

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2018 Prior Summer
Associates
2019 Prior Summer
Associates
2020
LAWYERS
Entry-level 1 1 1 0 0
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 0 0 1 0 0
Lateral Associates 0 0 2 0 0
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 1 0 1
Post-Clerkship 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 1 0 0 0 1
1Ls 0 0 0 0 0


Number of 2019 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 0
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 0
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? No
Does the organization hire 1Ls? No
When should 1Ls apply? N/A
Are split summers allowed? No
Comments regarding Hiring

The law student who will prosper in Gunster's Summer Associate Program thrives on a significant amount of responsibility, is constructive and creative, and wants to be a lawyer in the truest sense, strategizing with colleagues, working on complex matters, and putting client needs first. The SA Program is designed for students who have completed two years of law school. The program provides a realistic view of practicing law in a large statewide firm environment. SAs are given a wide variety of legal work and are encouraged to develop relationships with lawyers and staff at all levels throughout the firm's offices. SAs are exposed to a number of practical legal experiences including: court and administrative proceedings, client conferences, negotiations, closings, depositions, hearings, and trials. Mentoring is an integral part of the SA program, and SAs are assigned mentors & advisors for guidance and support.

2019 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2023 or later? No
Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2023? No
Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Yes
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

0

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? 6 months prior to the end of clerkship

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Tax

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials

Resume, J.D. transcript, LL.M. transcript

General Hiring Criteria

Strong academic performance, Law Review, Moot Court or Mock Trial preferred. Other law related memberships & activities encouraged. Federal clerkship, large firm experience and/or large firm summer associate experience beneficial. Except for Entry-level attorneys, FL Bar admission prior to application typically required. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Campus Interviews Florida International University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Miami School of Law
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

 Southeastern Minority Job Fair; The Law Consortium - Miami; Penn Law Regional - Miami; On Tour Interview Program - Miami

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2019 5
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2019 4

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://gunster.com/careers/2l-summer-associate-program/
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Writing sample
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) N/A
1L Summer Application Deadline N/A
1L Summer Applications - Comments

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) June 2020
2L Summer Application Deadline August 2020
2L Summer Applications - Comments

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) N/A
3L summer application deadline N/A
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date) N/A
3L (entry-level) application deadline N/A
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? N/A
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest? N/A

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 28 days
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest? 14 days

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? N/A
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? N/A

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment?
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?