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Summer Associate Program

We put our clients first. We treat each other with respect. We hold one another accountable. Our professionals have the potential to make changes for the better of our communities. You can be part of that.

Barley Snyder has held to an obligation to help mold the next generation of exceptional attorneys. In that spirit, the firm is committed to its comprehensive and competitive summer associate program.

In their time here, the summer associates receive real-world legal experience, rotating through several of our offices over eight weeks. The firm awards them meaningful exposure to a variety of assignments across our nine practice group areas and six industry groups. In addition, we invite all of our summer associates to firm events and mixers and allow them the chance to network within Pennsylvania’s vibrant business and legal community.

The program is designed to help the summer associate learn about life within the firm and would also allow the opportunity to accompany our attorneys to depositions, client meetings and court appearances. The more than 130 lawyers at the firm are encouraged to participate in the program, giving aspiring attorneys the opportunity to work with a diverse and experienced staff of attorneys in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The program is open to students who will have finished their first or second year of law school. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated academic excellence in college and in law school, plus have ties or a strong connection to our local communities. To apply, submit your resume to with subject “Summer Associate Program.”

Curious about how Barley Snyder was able to keep its summer associate program intact and running successfully during the pandemic in 2020? Click here to read the story.

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