The Taylor Porter culture is defined by a 106-year tradition of integrity and professionalism that places client needs and client service above all else. From recruiting attorneys from the top law schools, to engaging with lateral hires seeking new ventures, and hiring high-quality, versatile and multitalented professional staff of paralegals, legal secretaries, file clerks, information technology, and administrative support staff, Taylor Porter continues to grow the firm by recruiting superior talent across all attorney and staff areas. If you're interested in joining our team, we want to hear from you.
Contact our Human Resources Coordinator Martha Singletary or our Recruiting Coordinator Erin Sayes Kenny.
Taylor Porter Recruiting Committee Chair
Practicing law since 2011, Erin Sayes Kenny is a Partner at Taylor Porter, where she maintains a varied state and federal civil litigation and appellate practice, with an emphasis in commercial and tort litigation, including insurance defense and insurance coverage cases. Erin also regularly represents national and local companies in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, hotels and retail stores, with an emphasis in alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance and enforcement issues. An active member of the Baton Rouge legal community, Erin is the secretary of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Council. She also serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and as a member of the LADC Young Lawyers Committee. Additionally, Erin serves the community as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge.
Taylor Porter Recruiting Committee Members
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.