Why Choose Bishop & McKenzie

At Bishop & McKenzie, we look for students who are talented, enthusiastic and compatible people, who we hope will become our associates and ultimately our partners. We do not hire for the short term — our retention rates are extremely high.

We treat our students’ education and development seriously, and ensure that their workloads are reasonable. We firmly believe that a balanced life is the key to a satisfying and successful career.

You will be assigned to a principal who will provide ongoing mentorship, and who will ensure that you are involved in files from many different practice areas within the firm. Whether you are sitting in on a questioning for a medical malpractice file, assisting in the preparation of closing documents in a commercial transaction, or handling a residential real estate file of your own, we strongly encourage our students to take as many opportunities as they can to experience a variety of different practice areas.

We provide first-hand experience to our students and encourage them to pursue areas of interest to them. Our students meet with clients and are given increasing responsibility until they gain the experience to handle legal problems on their own. Our students often say that they are given work that is both more advanced and more practical than that given to their classmates at other firms.