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The attorneys took the time to explain the matters that I was involved in, and were committed to my development and success.

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My summer associate experience provided me with a true glimpse into what life would be like  as a full time associate at Pullman & Comley.

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Being a Summer Associate exposed me to the expectations and realities of being a full-time Associate, all while my mentors were on hand to answer every question I had. 

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The program provided me with interesting and diverse assignments, opportunities to learn and apply my knowledge and skills, while giving me a window into the life of an attorney in a top Connecticut firm. 

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Summer Program

Pullman & Comley's 2L Summer Associate Program offers second-year law students the opportunity to work closely with attorneys in a wide variety of the firm's practice areas.  Summer associates research and write legal memoranda, attend administrative and court proceedings, help write articles for publication, assist in drafting motions and briefs, analyze new legislation and participate in closings and document reviews.  Our summer associates have frequent exposure to our clients and perform work with a direct impact on their matters.

Summer associates spend two weeks in our Hartford office and eight weeks in our Bridgeport office.  Work projects are carefully selected and distributed to maximize exposure to the various departments while accommodating individual preferences where possible.  Summer associates are trained in state-of-the-art office technology, legal writing and substantive areas of practice.  Social events ranging from concerts to sports, including our annual "Partners-Serve-Associates" dinner, allow summer associates to meet all the attorneys in our various offices.

Mentorship is the cornerstone of the program.  Each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor and a partner mentor to answer questions and offer advice on assignments and any other issues.  They also meet regularly with the program's director and the firm's Orientation Committee to help them acclimate to their new schedule and environment.  Weekly reviews and a comprehensive mid-summer evaluation give summer associates the progress assessments they need to guide their professional development. 

For more information, see our  Summer Associate Program FAQs.

Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program

Pullman & Comley values the diverse communities in which we live and work and believes that a team of lawyers with different backgrounds and approaches enables us to better advise and serve our clients. As part of our commitment to employing outstanding lawyers, Pullman & Comley has established a Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program to offer summer employment to first year law students with diverse backgrounds of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and disability.

Pullman & Comley’s Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program is a paid 10-week program that includes five weeks as a summer associate with Pullman & Comley followed by five weeks with the in-house legal department of a corporate client of the firm. During their five weeks at the firm, Diversity 1L Summer Associates participate in the same activities and perform the same type of legal work as the participants in Pullman & Comley’s 2L Summer Associate Program.  This work includes researching and writing legal memoranda, motions and briefs, attending administrative and court proceedings, analyzing new legislation, working on articles and participating in closings and document review.

If you are interested in applying for Pullman & Comley’s Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program, please email a cover letter and résumé to:

Shirley Veillette
Human Resources Coordinator
Pullman & Comley, LLC
850 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006