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Summer Associate Program

The Connell Foley Summer Associate Program is open to second-year law students who have demonstrated superior academic ability in both their undergraduate and law school careers. To recruit the best candidates for our program, we accept written applications coupled with on-campus interviews at many law schools. 

Our program is designed to give summer associates both practical legal experience as well as familiarity with firm life at Connell Foley, while also enabling us to assess each associate’s potential for permanent employment at our firm. Summer associates will typically handle many varied and challenging work assignments in a broad array of practice areas. These assignments are complemented by in-house training events and seminars, as well as attendance at arguments, hearings, and depositions.

A variety of social activities are coordinated to allow summer associates to interact with our attorneys on a more informal level and gain an appreciation of our culture. Each summer associate is assigned to a partner and associate mentor to provide guidance and insight into the practice of law and to Connell Foley’s work environment.

Resumes may be submitted by emailing recruitingcoordinator@connellfoley.com

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Attorneys

Connell Foley offers sophisticated and challenging work across a range of legal disciplines. Our approach provides attorneys with a unique practice experience and a high degree of recognition for individual talent, all within a respected and collegial atmosphere.

Supported by a wide breadth of talented professionals and resources, attorneys joining our firm have the opportunity to take on a high degree of responsibility and often learn firsthand by taking depositions, arguing motions, handling transactions, and interacting with clients, witnesses and opposing counsel. Supervising attorneys and practice group leaders provide regular counsel and direct feedback to ensure consistent and positive development.  

We provide opportunities to further each attorney’s legal education and development through accredited in-house seminars and externally sponsored programs that cover a variety of practice areas and professional topics. Our attorneys also have the ability to participate in trial colleges, including those offered through the IADC and ABOTA, as well as Inns of Court programs, including areas of bankruptcy, intellectual property, civil litigation, federal practice, and labor/employment law.

Our attorney compensation system parallels each attorney’s development and proficiency, and is competitive with other major New Jersey law firms.

 

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Paralegals

Connell Foley relies on an esteemed team of paralegals to provide critical and effective services to our clients. The strength of our paralegal team is tied to people who maintain the highest standards in ethics and good judgment, and who view their work as a valued part of the firm’s representation on each and every client matter.

Our paralegal program offers the opportunity for a rewarding long-term career for people who choose to make a commitment to their profession and to Connell Foley. We typically hire for specific positions within a practice group or for assignment to a team of paralegals and attorneys working on complex litigation. We assess career potential on the basis of each individual's ability and willingness to meet the challenges of a demanding work environment.

To enable professional growth and development, we provide our paralegals with training, guidance, and support, and we encourage continued professional education to enhance contributions to the firm and our clients. Our paralegal compensation system and benefits package parallels each paralegal professional’s development and proficiency, and is competitive with other major New Jersey law firms.

Resumes may be submitted by emailing recruitingcoordinator@connellfoley.com.

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Professional Staff

Connell Foley recruits the most talented staff to assist us in delivering the highest quality of client service. Our staff consists of varied professionals who have found challenging and rewarding careers with us in the following departments: secretarial, administration, human resources, information systems, accounting, and other office and file management support.

Candidates looking for an opportunity to grow professionally, enhance their career skills, and contribute to the exceptional legacy and reputation of a longstanding firm should look no further than Connell Foley.

Resumes may be submitted by emailing recruitingcoordinator@connellfoley.com.

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Careers with Connell Foley LLP

Connell Foley attributes its celebrated reputation for integrity and excellence in the practice of law in part to the long careers of the lawyers at our firm. The intensity with which we serve our clients is matched by our dedication to the people who make up our firm. We strive to foster an environment that inspires people to succeed and to establish long-term careers at the firm.

Connell Foley offers:

-  An exceptional team of  highly motivated and knowledgeable    professionals

-  A firm with a respected, national reputation

-  Challenging and rewarding work for a diverse client base

-  A supportive and collegial work environment

Our Team

We look for passionate, talented staff who can tap our resources and legacy to grow and develop their own skills. We welcome those who share our commitment to the practice of law, our clients, and our community and who believe that success is not limited to the workplace or the courtroom. 

Our Culture

Connell Foley’s culture is one of tradition, integrity and professionalism. Every individual is an important part of our team, and our continued success is tied to having exceptional people, from support staff to senior partners.

Benefits and Rewards

At Connell Foley, our attorneys and staff are our most valuable assets, and our compensation structure and benefits package reflects the value we place on our team. All employees are offered medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.  For attorneys, we offer renumeration for bar and other memberships, business promotion, continuing legal education, and legal and networking events.

 

 

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