Associates: James & Hoffman cultivates the highest standards of quality and professionalism in our legal representation. Our litigation practice is demanding and diverse, and our firm’s collegial work environment gives even newer associates substantial responsibility for evaluation, development and management of cases and projects, as well as day-to-day involvement with clients. In contrast to the way many firms operate, progression to membership at James & Hoffman does not involve a competition among associates. Rather, each associate is evaluated on his or her merits, against the high standards to which we hold ourselves.
We welcome inquiries from strong candidates with outstanding academic background and writing ability, keen analytical skills and solid legal judgment, who consistently demand excellence in their work and enjoy taking initiative. While law journal experience and judicial clerkships are not requirements, they are valuable indices of the kinds of skills we look for in an associate. As an equal opportunity employer, James & Hoffman is committed to diversity. Although we hire as needs arise, rather than by annual schedule, all of the firm’s attorneys respond on an ongoing basis to questions about our practice, in particular, and the broader field of labor and employment law. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and up to two writing samples to Danny Rosenthal.
Summer Associates: James & Hoffman offers summer positions to second-year law students as well as third-year students going on to judicial clerkships. Summer associates can expect to take on a variety of responsibilities dictated by our ongoing litigation needs, frequently encompassing research and writing for various phases of trial and appellate litigation, as well as administrative actions and arbitration. When possible, summer associates are given opportunities to attend client intake sessions, depositions, arbitrations, and court appearances, as well as meetings and events in the Washington, D.C. area labor community. Applicants should have superior academic records; excellent writing, research and oral communication skills; strong work references; and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Danny Rosenthal.