Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Amy Crouch, who heads the firm’s search committee, was quoted in a June 26, 2014, Law360 article titled “How To Find That One Summer Associate Worth Hiring.” Observing that second-year law students cannot be expected to perform at the level of a seasoned attorney, Crouch said, “At the end of the summer, we ask ourselves, ‘Have they improved? Do they have a desire to learn? How did they handle any negative feedback?’” She also commented on giving summer associates the opportunity to build internal relationships, in light of how important client- and colleague-relationship building is to successful attorneys. “The program is a blend of investigating the different divisions we have at the firm while they complete a variety of projects, participate in practical skills training, and also attend social events, if they choose. We place a lot of emphasis on collegiality. We want people who we know are going to work well on our case teams.” To read the article, please click here.