Summer Associate Program

Jump-start your legal career with Gentry Locke!
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Each year, Gentry Locke recruits law students for a clerkship during the summer from May to August. We have openings in all four of our offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk where you will get the opportunity of real legal experience across a wide range of disciplines and law practices.

In this position, you will get to perform meaningful legal work, develop professional skills, and experience a law firm environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct legal research, draft documents and memoranda, attend hearings and depositions, and work with partners and associates on significant cases and projects. You will learn about the practice of law working side by side with attorneys, paralegals, and other Gentry Locke team members. Summer Associates receive feedback throughout the summer from the lawyers who assign them projects. The summer program includes social events and outings giving students the opportunity to get to know the firm’s culture, attorneys, and professional staff while having a lot of fun.

Gentry Locke is proud to have hired multiple (15) former Summer Associates who are now attorneys at our firm:

About Gentry Locke

Gentry Locke is a dynamic group of attorneys and professional staff who are fiercely driven to provide responsive service and uncommon thinking to achieve success for our clients. Given our 100+ years of experience encompassing diverse capabilities, closely held businesses trust us to provide solutions for their business and litigation needs. We offer a full array of transactional services, and we can help clients realize their financial goals. We handle everything from cutting-edge complex and multidistrict litigation and high-profile white-collar criminal investigations to more traditional commercial disputes and personal-injury lawsuits.

Gentry Locke is unique because we offer a welcoming and inclusive culture with warm and friendly people. We are pleased to be named one of the Best Places to Work: Law Firms, by the Business of Law Digest in conjunction with Best Companies Group.  Together, we achieve optimal outcomes for our clients through creativity and ingenuity, enhanced by our diverse backgrounds, thoughts, and life experiences.

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Get In Touch

Gentry Locke conducts on-campus interviews and participates in resume collect programs at various law schools in Virginia. If you are interested in applying for a summer associate position or have any questions, please reach out to Kelly Stimart, Recruiting Director at


Gentry Locke is an equal opportunity employer. We offer employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, child birth, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Gentry Locke is a drug-free workplace.