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FREDRIKSON & BYRON, P.A. 2024 - 1L Summer Associate - Des Moines, IA in DES MOINES, Iowa

Fredrikson is the premier Midwest-based law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally, and globally. We are seeking 1L Summer Associates to join our 2024 Summer Associate Program in Des Moines. Our summer associate program is designed to give you a good sense of what it is like to practice law at Fredrikson, while also giving you the opportunity to meet people at the firm, hone your skills, and enjoy the summer. Summer associates receive projects from every area in their office location. Although the realities of law practice mean that it is often easier to "parcel out" portions of litigation and legal research, Fredrikson's summer associates have the opportunity to work on and observe the transactional side of the practice as well. Our program is flexible: if you are interested in a particular area of law that is practiced within your office, you should be able to get projects from that area. Fredrikson's summer associates routinely have the opportunity to draft briefs and/or contracts. Summer associates are also invited to handle pro bono projects with assistance provided as needed by supervising attorneys. Throughout the summer, summer associates are invited on "field trips" with attorneys, which could include opportunities to attend closings, court arguments, witness depositions and/or client meetings. We look for well-rounded individuals who have strong intellectual, problem-solving, analytical, and writing skills, and who have also participated in leadership roles in their schools or communities. Successful candidates display excellent academic performance, skills and interest in teamwork, an entrepreneurial spirit, taking initiative, a client-orientation, and the ability to create, advance, and deepen relationships. Candidates must possess and demonstrate inclusive behaviors when interfacing with team members and clients.

Applications will only be accepted online at, and applicants will initially be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial undergraduate transcript. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Applicants may supplement their legal transcripts by emailing when grades become available but need not wait until grades are available before applying. For assistance with the application process, or for accommodations, please contact Diversity and inclusion are core values of Fredrikson. To best serve our clients, we provide innovative solutions to legal needs by cultivating a diverse workforce. We offer highly competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits in a collaborative work environment. With a reputation as the firm "where law and business meet," our attorneys and staff bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to operate as business advisors, strategic partners, and legal counselors to our clients. The firm's 375+ attorneys serve clients through our ten locations around the world: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Mankato, MN; Bismarck and Fargo, ND; Ames and Des Moines, IA; Madison, WI; Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Visit for more information. Fredrikson is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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