Heyl Royster


Heyl Royster


Summer Associate Program

Summer Associate Program

Heyl Royster offers summer associates the opportunity to work in a creative, ethical and diverse environment. We provide a variety of challenging, in-depth assignments and the ability to work with many of the firm's attorneys.

Although our summer associates work hard, they also have fun. We offer activities and provide time for socializing with attorneys. Some of the events include sports events and a summer party at a partner's home.

Our program is designed to give law students a well-rounded law firm experience. We are proud that many of our new attorneys were part of our summer associate program.

A View from the Corner Office: Advice to Legal Interns

Choosing the right career path in the legal profession can be a daunting process. Are you the right fit for the firm, and is the firm the right fit for you? What should you ask about in an interview? What are firms looking for, and how can you set yourself apart from other summer program candidates?

In 2014, a group of Summer Associates participated in a Q&A panel discussion with three Heyl Royster partners, Tim Bertschy, Gary Nelson and Deb Stegall covering the topics below.

Click on each topic to view the video clip:

  1. Panel Intro
  2. Why Become an Attorney?
  3. Benefits/Challenges to Practicing Law
  4. Managing Your Career
  5. Work/Life Balance
  6. Does Corporate Experience Help?
  7. Selecting a Firm for a Summer Associate Position
  8. Getting a Firm's Attention
  9. What is the Firm Looking for in a Summer Associate?
  10. Interviewing for a Summer Associate Position
  11. Summer Associate Case Assignments
  12. Business Development Expectations
  13. Leadership Traits
  14. What to Avoid
  15. Testimonials - The Summer Associate Experience

To apply for a position in our summer program, please visit us during on-campus interviews or send your resume and cover letter to:

Craig Young
Managing Partner
Heyl Royster
300 Hamilton Boulevard
PO Box 6199
Peoria, IL 61601