Summer Associate Program FAQs
What mentoring do we provide?
Each summer associate is assigned an attorney mentor responsible for integrating the summer associate into both the social and business structure of the firm. Our mentors arrange for attorneys to take summer associates to lunch, join them at firm functions, acquaint them with attorneys and staff, coordinate work assignments and answer questions.
Are you assigned to specific groups or practice areas?
No, summer associates receive a broad range of assignments from an array of practice areas. This helps us evaluate your ability to work with various practice groups and allows us to get to know you as an individual. However, if there is a practice area you are particularly interested in, your mentor will make sure you are properly exposed to that practice during your clerkship.
Do summer associates receive meaningful work assignments?
Our summer associates operate very much like first-year associates. You will have the opportunity to assist our attorneys on active cases and gain real-world learning experiences. You'll do your share of research and writing, but you will also attend trials, hearings, depositions, client meetings, business transactions, bar association events, and other activities critical to the practice of law.
How many work assignments should I complete during my clerkship?
There is no set number. Each assignment that you receive is unique and varies in complexity. Some assignments may take only an hour or so to complete, while more in-depth projects may take much longer. The quality of your work is more important to us than the quantity.
Will I receive feedback/evaluations throughout the program?
Yes, summer associates are provided feedback on their quality of work from the assigning attorney on each of their projects. There is also an informal exit interview toward the end of your session where you can provide us with feedback about your experience during the program.
Taylor Porter Recruiting Committee Chair
L. Adam Thames
Practicing law since 2009, L. Adam Thames is a Partner at Taylor Porter, engaged primarily in civil and appellate litigation, including commercial, construction, and tort litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance defense. Adam is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. In 2011, he was elected by his peers as a council member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. In 2009, Adam received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He was also named to the Chancellor's List, and a CALI Award recipient. In 2006, Adam graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in sociology.
Taylor Porter Recruiting Committee Members