Summer Associate Program for Law Students

We will be selecting a 2025 Summer Associate through the University of Maine School of Law OCI program.

The summer associate program at Berman & Simmons offers law students the opportunity to work at Maine’s premier plaintiffs’ trial firm alongside the state’s leading personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys. We provide diverse experiences that include participation in client intakes, depositions, mediations, medical malpractice panel hearings, and trials. Summer associates develop legal research and writing skills through case-related assignments. Feedback and mentoring occurs throughout the summer to provide an engaging and educational experience.

“I really wanted a chance to do some civil litigation. Obviously, Berman & Simmons fits that bill. Getting that wide breadth of experience was really important to me. I knew that Berman & Simmons was the place that ‘goes to trial,’ so I thought, if I’m going to get an opportunity to see the whole system and get the best opportunity to see a case go to trial, this is the firm to do it at.”

— Alicia Ray, 2023 Summer Associate


  • 10-week program in our Lewiston office starting summer 2025
  • Hands-on experience such as client meetings, writing and research, trial strategy and preparation, assistance with depositions, mediations, trials, and other proceedings
  • Skills training, mentoring, and feedback from Maine’s top trial lawyers
  • Large and small group meetings, outings, and opportunities for networking
  • Competitive salary


  • Excellent writing and legal research capabilities
  • Strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Proactive and detail-oriented
  • Highly motivated, intellectually curious, and ready to learn and contribute in a challenging, fast-paced work environment

Law Student Interviews

For the 2025 summer position, we will be interviewing University of Maine School of Law students in July 2024.

Berman & Simmons’ policy is to not discriminate by reason of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic pre-disposition, religion, age, ancestry or national origin. We will make reasonable accommodations, including modification of policies and procedures, in appropriate cases for qualified individuals with disabilities if we can do so without undue hardship.