Read what our attorneys say about their experiences at Ballard Spahr…

Ballard's summer program prepares you for the life of an associate at a large and well-respected law firm. I had numerous opportunities to work on substantive projects, observe mediations, and participate in social events. I also developed mentoring relationships with partners and associates that will serve me well in the future.
Sarah Dannecker, Incoming Associate, Minneapolis, Summer 2018

In describing Ballard to others: "challenging, yet comfortable – an overall balanced firm." I worked hard all summer to ensure my colleagues received my best work, but if I made mistakes or needed deadline extensions, I was not afraid to ask. I felt like an integral part of the firm. The firm is very collegial and everyone who works here – from the administrative professionals, to the Chair of the firm, even the firm's retired alumni – is happy to provide advice, feedback, and mentorship.
Gina Pickerrell, Real Estate Associate, Washington, D.C., Summer 2017

Ballard's 2016 Summer Program was an excellent representation of what to expect as an associate here. I received substantive work from multiple practice areas, and even communicated with clients. I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my colleagues during the Summer Associate Retreat in Philadelphia.
Kristel Tupja, Real Estate Associate, Washington, D.C., Summer 2016

Ballard gave me the opportunity to work on a variety of substantive projects with very talented lawyers, which was instrumental in discovering the practice area that was right for me. The social events were always entertaining and I was consistently impressed with the level of engagement of Ballard attorneys – from junior associates to senior partners.
Tyler Cobb, Public Finance Associate, Phoenix, Summer 2012

I had a great summer experience at Ballard – whether it was attending a sentencing hearing, helping prepare a case for trial on behalf of a pro bono client, or preparing memoranda for partners on legal issues, every day brought new and interesting work. As summers, we were immediately welcomed onto the Ballard team, and when we weren't working, we were busy building relationships with partners, associates, and each other at receptions, lunches, and other activities across the city.
Jennifer Feden, Real Estate Associate, Philadelphia, Summer 2013

The Ballard Summer Associate program has the perfect balance of substantive work and social integration. My summer projects included projects as diverse as litigation research, contract drafting, and zoning appeals. On the social side, there were just enough events to get to know the attorneys in the office, but not be overwhelmed. The balanced summer program was the perfect way to kick off my firm career.
Alyssa Domzal, Real Estate Associate, Baltimore, Summer 2014