Drive Your Growth Forward

You'll be more than a student – you’ll be a valued and respected member of our team

We’re dedicated to developing the next generation of lawyers, which means we’re committed to preparing you for the future. You will hone your craft in courtrooms and boardrooms and learn crucial skills that will immediately be put into practice with our clients. Here you can tackle sophisticated work alongside our precedent-setting team, inspire communities and build a rewarding career. What are you waiting for?

Summer Program Details

Education & Development

From classroom-style seminars (tailored to specific practices and industries) to core skills instruction and mentoring programs, we create meaningful opportunities for personal and professional development. By joining Balch, you’re kick-starting your career at a firm that is committed to giving you the tools you need to succeed. 

Additionally, we encourage our attorneys and staff to participate in continuing legal education courses, pro bono cases, business development initiatives, time management training and more, which fuels your success by keeping you on the cutting edge of the legal industry.

Customize Your Career

“Flexibility” isn’t just an HR buzzword. It’s essential to achieving professional goals and maintaining a healthy work-life balance along the way. At Balch, we encourage you to design a career path that best suits your career aspirations, personal commitments and family priorities. 

We understand a full-time schedule isn’t for everyone and that not all attorneys want to become law firm owners. By providing opportunities for alternative career paths, you can create an advancement track that empowers you to achieve your definition of success – both personally and professionally. 

Trial Training

One of our signature programs, Trial Training, is a one day, deposition and trial advocacy training that allows you to test your “textbook knowledge” before setting foot in the courtroom. This annual program includes real courtroom experience and an opportunity to learn from litigators across the country, who have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and beyond the legal industry. As you work side by side with these accomplished leaders, you’ll also forge lasting relationships.

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Who We Look For

The future of Balch includes the best and the brightest. A Balch lawyer demonstrates a commitment to growth and leadership, ability to take initiative, strong work ethic, integrity, willingness to make a positive community impact and a desire to push the boundaries.

On Campus Interviews

1L Spring OCIs

Each year, we host a Summer Associate Program for 2L and 1L students in our Atlanta, Birmingham, Gulfport, Jackson, and Montgomery offices. Our 2L cohort for the 2024 Summer Associate Program is full. We will interview candidates for the 1L cohort primarily via spring on-campus interviews (OCIs). You may view our Spring OCI schedule below.

  • University of Alabama School of Law 
  • Cumberland School of Law 
  • Duke University School of Law 
  • Emory University School of Law 
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law 
  • Florida State University College of Law 
  • Georgetown University Law Center   
  • Georgia State University College of Law 
  • Howard University School of Law 
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law School
  • Mercer University School of Law 
  • Mississippi College School of Law 
  • University of Mississippi School of Law 
  • University of North Carolina School of Law 
  • Tulane University School of Law 
  • University of Virginia School of Law 
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law 
  • Washington University School of Law  

If you do not see your school listed and would like to apply, please email Recruiting Coordinator, Elizabeth Smith T, at

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Balch & Bingham LLP is an equal employment opportunity employer. Balch & Bingham LLP provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. All applicants and employees will be treated in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity or expression), genetic information, national origin, race, (including hair textures and types, and hairstyles commonly or historically associated with race) religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.