Miller Nash recognizes that our clients are best served when diversity, equity, and inclusion are promoted within our firm and the communities in which we practice. As one of our many efforts to increase and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, Miller Nash selects law students for our summer program through our Diversity Fellowship Program, as well as through partnerships with external fellowship programs dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal communities we practice within.
Miller Nash’s Diversity Fellowship Program offers exceptional law students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to spend ten weeks at our firm working with our legal professionals on interesting and meaningful projects, interacting with clients, attending trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings, and forging relationships that will serve them throughout their legal career. Each summer associate selected through our Diversity Fellowship Program also receives a weekly salary during their time at the firm and a scholarship upon completion of our ten-week summer program.
To learn more about our Diversity Fellowship, please click here.
Miller Nash invests in our summer associates because we believe that they are the future of our firm. Our multi-faceted summer program emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, professional development, mentorship, and relationship building.
We assign each summer associate a summer workflow coordinator who selects and assigns engaging and enriching legal projects, connects summer associates with experiential learning opportunities, monitors workflow, and hosts weekly check-in meetings to provide guidance and feedback. We also assign each summer associate two dedicated mentors—an associate mentor and a partner mentor—to ensure that the summer associates receive regular guidance and support. Finally, we have fun! We design an engaging social program to provide our summer associates opportunities to interact with attorneys and staff in social settings and get to know the communities we practice within.
For questions relating to our Summer Associate Program, please contact our recruiting team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that because Miller Nash selects its summer associates through the fellowship programs described above, Miller Nash will not be participating in On-Campus Interviews this fall.
We provide an abundance of professional development opportunities and resources, including regular in-house educational sessions, a subscription to WestLegalEdcenter's™ full range of online educational sessions, outside learning opportunities, professional development staff to assist attorneys with their career advancement, and assigned mentor relationships.
Mentoring helps ensure that our attorneys interact with each other to share ideas, translate knowledge into practice, promote workforce diversity, adapt to change, and develop new leaders. Miller Nash has a formal mentorship program for associates, which is managed and overseen by the firm's Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, Recruiting Committee Chair, and Diversity Committee Chair. These individuals check on the associates and their mentors at regular intervals to ensure that regular communication is occurring, and to determine whether an informal mentor/mentee relationship has developed to replace the initial formal relationship.
To help encourage mentor meetings, all mentors are given coffee gift cards to use when meeting with their mentees. The firm also sets aside funds for mentoring lunches.
Mentors receive regular communications from the Director, reminding them of their obligations and giving them constructive ideas and practical suggestions for a successful mentoring relationship.