Begin your legacy

Every law student understands the importance of finding the right firm for a clerkship before their final year of law school. If you are searching for an environment to flourish both personally and professionally with a potential opportunity for permanent employment upon graduation, apply to the ZKS Summer Associate Program. As part of our commitment to developing and supporting the young legal community in Florida, ZKS is proud to employ law students for the summer following their 2L year and in preparation for their final year in law school.

Why work at ZKS

The ZKS Summer Associate Program is a twelve-week rotation through the three major sections of the firm: Commercial and Commercial Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury Defense Litigation. In each section, you will have the opportunity to attend hearings and depositions, mediations and closings, draft motions and pleadings, and participate in client meetings.

To make your clerkship experience as valuable as possible, you will be partnered with an established ZKS attorney as a mentor to help you navigate the expectations of each rotation and act as a liaison throughout the duration of the program. The Summer Associate Program is an opportunity for ZKS to get to know you both professionally and personally. ZKS Summer Associates will participate in attorney lunches, social events, and out-of-office community service events in addition to Clerk Day, which is a day out of the office for the Summer Associates and their mentors to visit one of the many exciting attractions that Orlando has to offer.

As a Summer Associate at ZKS, you will experience these benefits and more:
• Paid clerkship
• Potential for permanent employment to the most outstanding candidates after graduation and passing the Florida Bar
• Highly collaborative, social environment
• Experience in multidimensional practice areas
• Development of your legal career path
• Guidance from mentors
• Recognition at a firm with a strong reputation in its various practice areas.

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Foundation for success

Over half of our shareholders began their legal careers in the Summer Associate Program,
working their way up the ranks from clerk to associate to partner over the years.

What we look for

We value what our Summer Associates bring to the team. That is why we search for candidates that will fit within the ZKS culture to foster a mutually beneficial relationship throughout the clerkship. We are looking for Summer Associates who:

• Rank within the top 20th percentile of their class
• Participate in law review, moot court, and journals
• Show involvement in their community and commitment to community service
• Demonstrate strong advocacy and writing skills


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