Although the majority of our lawyers begin their legal careers with us, Potter Minton does hire attorneys, on an as-needed basis, who bring impressive credentials from other firms or positions in government or business.
Candidates who qualify for associate positions are attorneys who demonstrate:
An exemplary academic achievement
Excellent communication skills
Leadership potential and motivation to excel
Superior writing skills
A teamwork mentality
A level of high integrity and ethical values
Shareholders play a major role in training new associates and providing them with exposure to all of the areas of law in which the Firm practices. As an associate progresses and develops his or her legal skills, the associate will also begin to concentrate in one or more areas on the basis of individual preference and Firm need.
Potter Minton recognizes the importance of family responsibilities and community service, and encourages all our attorneys to become active in charitable, community, and professional organizations. Many of our attorneys are actively involved with local and state bar associations, regularly speak to business, legal and trade groups, serve on a number of civic and academic boards, and participate in a variety of professional associations.
Potter Minton believes that a well-rounded attorney is one who not only invests in the development of a long-term practice with the Firm, but also who enjoys a fulfilling life outside the practice of law.
Professional Staff Hiring
Recruiting staff for our firm is an important and vital process in our continued commitment to provide the best legal services to our clients.
Potter Minton offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities to all legal and non-legal professionals. The Firm is committed to a philosophy that the delivery of quality legal services requires a team effort. Every staff member serves a valuable role in that effort. We believe that this approach results in both high employee and client satisfaction.
The Firm is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all prospective and present employees. We welcome your interest in Potter Minton and gladly accept your résumé. Upon receipt, we will review your résumé for consideration of any available positions, and will contact you if we can offer you an interview.
The Firm’s summer program is designed to give law clerks an opportunity to get a feel for what it would be like to be an associate at Potter Minton. Summer clerks work on real projects and have an opportunity to explore many areas of the law and to work directly with a number of attorneys within the Firm who concentrate in a wide variety of legal fields.
In addition to research and writing, our summer clerks have an opportunity to attend depositions, trials, client meetings, hearings, conferences, and closings. To encourage a quality work product and to provide useful feedback and review, our clerks are evaluated at periodic intervals throughout the summer program.
The Firm seeks to hire well-rounded and motivated individuals, who possess high academic credentials and who display a genuine interest in our firm and a willingness to make a commitment to develop into outstanding lawyers and leaders in the community in which we live and work.
Our summer program is a primary source of identifying qualified candidates for first-year associate positions.