Overview

We are the law firm of choice for attorneys who thrive in a team-oriented collegial culture with interesting legal work. Our attorneys serve as business collaborators with our clients working on legal issues to advance business operations throughout our communities, across the country and, often, across the globe. If you are interested in joining a team of highly motivated and skilled attorneys, please view our current opportunities.

We also search for paralegals and administrative professionals to support our attorneys in a variety of practice areas, as well as professionals in the accounting, human resources, information technology and marketing departments. We seek individuals who look for challenge, ongoing professional development in their chosen field and who can contribute to a collaborative environment. View our current opportunities.

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We are continuously looking for talented attorneys to join the firm in any one of our 34 practices areas and industry groups. We have a unique team-oriented, collegial culture that welcomes and integrates seasoned and skilled attorneys who seek expanded opportunities for personal and professional growth and who possess a desire to work in a team-oriented culture. 

We have many opportunities that offer lateral candidates a broad and varied client base, potential for growth, regional choices for residence, a high-tech infrastructure and programs to enhance skills and professional development. We encourage participation in practice area leadership and committee involvement. Today, Bond’s Management Committee has four members out of eight who first joined the firm as lateral candidates.

Attorneys interested in exploring all that we have to offer should contact Legal Recruiter Kelly Capozzi at kcapozzi@bsk.com to start the conversation. 

New Associates

Our attorneys are proud to serve as business and legal advisers to our clients. Associates joining us enjoy a broad range of opportunities beyond our 34 different practice areas and industry groups and 15 office locations. Your experience is enhanced and expanded at a rate many times faster than many large firms through almost-immediate exposure to clients and real-world matters. You can expect to collaborate with attorneys who are valued by their clients as respected advisers and community leaders.

We have an ongoing professional development program that provides:

  • insight into the business of law, 
  • strategies and tips for career development and
  • continuing legal education credits on everything from ethical requirements to cutting-edge practice areas.

These programs are designed to introduce you to other areas of the firm and its practices, broadening your understanding of our capabilities and enhancing client relationships.

Summer Law Clerk Program

Our Summer Law Clerk Program is crafted to introduce you to the firm and its high-quality collegial environment. Our culture of teamwork and collaboration is why we stand out as a place where attorneys come to build not only their skills, but also their careers. Your experience with us will enhance your understanding of the application of the law in many settings and circumstances as well as bring your vision of what life as an attorney is like into sharper focus. The program’s mentoring and constructive feedback on your assignments will add to your skills and development.

Beyond the exposure to real-world matters, the Summer Law Clerk Program includes opportunities to socialize and get to know both your peers, other attorneys and firm leaders.

Law School and On-Campus Recruiting Information

During the on-campus fall recruiting season, we interview second- and third-year law students for positions in most of our offices. We partner with many law schools across the country. We encourage students to speak with their career services team and submit their applications through the law school placement office when possible.

If we are not an official OCI participant, write-in applications can be submitted by sending Kelly Capozzi, kcapozzi@bsk.com, a resume, transcript and cover letter. In the cover letter, you should indicate which office(s) you are most interested in.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is an equal employment opportunity employer and welcomes candidates who can enhance our diversity.

Practice Areas

We have 34 practice and industry areas consisting of attorneys who have experience and/or a common interest in these practice or industry areas. They collaborate to share information, assist each other in serving clients and market our experience. An attorney may belong to more than one practice and industry. Participation is an excellent way for less-experienced attorneys to learn about other practices, to decide upon an area that interests them and to foster relationships with attorneys and clients who are involved in that practice.

Training

We provide training for new associates in a variety of forms, all designed to give you a solid foundation in the practical aspects of practicing law.

We have a thorough orientation program for new attorneys. The program is intended to introduce you to all facets of the firm and its members. During your first six months with us, you generally rotate through Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Property and Trust and Estate allowing you to become acquainted with our practice as a whole and a wide array of individuals. As a result, your assignment at the close of the rotation program is generally mutually agreeable.

In addition, we present a professional development program that provides informative sessions on numerous of topics, including substantive practice areas, skills, ethics, marketing and more. While many of these programs are designed for all firm attorneys, some are designed specifically for lawyers just starting out in practice. All programs are available throughout our offices through video conferencing and may provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

Mentoring

Mentoring occurs both formally and informally. Our Mentoring Program is designed to assist you in making the transition from law school or previous employment. The program is intended to provide you with: (a) feedback from experienced attorneys on developmental progress, outside of the formal review process; (b) an outlet for venting frustrations without fear of a negative outcome; (c) a developmental checkpoint for legal skills; (d) an avenue for recognizing and championing your accomplishments and successes; and (e) the perspective of experienced attorneys on the political and social nuances of our firm.

It is expected that this formal mentoring relationship will last at least one year.

Overall, the Mentoring Program is intended to promote your inclusion in the firm's endeavors and to facilitate the growth and development of a lengthy and successful career with us.

Performance Reviews

Your performance and salary are reviewed on at least an annual basis. Attorneys who work with you are asked to assess your skills and performance in several areas. Our Associate Committee reviews these evaluations and meets with you to discuss your progress. During the performance review process, an effort is made to you apprised of their progress toward becoming a member in the firm. Your endeavors in non-billable and pro bono projects are valued and taken into consideration during the performance review process.

Membership Criteria

We hire attorneys we believe have the ability and motivation to become members* of the firm.

Admission to membership is based on demonstrated ability to perform a substantial volume of legal work in a consistently excellent manner. The traits of responsibility, personality and proprietorship that determine one's ability to attract, serve and address client needs are important considerations.

Associates employed by the firm directly from law school can normally anticipate consideration for membership within six to nine years of service with the firm. We consider experience outside the firm that contributes to the associate's demonstrated ability.

We recognize that not all attorneys aspire to firm membership. Additional options, such as senior counsel, are available for attorneys who join the firm as lateral candidates.

* As a professional limited liability company (PLLC), the firm's "members" are the equivalent of "partners" in a traditional partnership.

Bond also searches for professionals who offer the same high degree of excellence and long-term commitment to success as we do for our attorneys. The firm seeks individuals who look for challenges as well as on-going professional development in their chosen field and who can contribute in a team-oriented environment in which they offer clients, whether internal or external, services of the highest caliber.

The firm’s commitment to our staff is reflected in the very low turnover rate as a result of their satisfaction and career fulfillment in such areas as accounting, information technology, marketing, as well as paralegals in a variety of practices.

Bond, Schoeneck & King offers The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program, open to 1L law student applicants. The purpose of The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program is to provide meaningful law firm experience to aspiring law students from historically excluded communities who bring diversity to the legal profession. To learn more about Bond’s diversity initiatives, please visit www.bsk.com/our-firm/diversity

The clerkship runs for ten to twelve weeks. At least one applicant will be selected for each year. For the 2023 program, those interested in working out of the Syracuse or Albany, NY office will receive priority. However, other New York offices may be considered. It is anticipated that the clerkship will require approximately 40 hours per week. This is a paid position. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a full-time student in good standing in their first year of law school at an ABA accredited law school.
  • The applicant must be a member of a historically excluded group.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated solid academic performance.

Application Details

  • The 2023 application is now open. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023. There is no benefit to applying before this date as all applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • We partner with many New York law schools. Students are encouraged to apply through the law school placement office when possible.
  • If we do not partner with your law school, write-in applications can be submitted by sending required application materials to our Recruiting Coordinator, Jesse Pardee, jpardee@bsk.com
  • Required Application Materials:
    • Official first-year law school transcript (which may be only the fall semester). If applicant’s grades are not available by January 30, 2023, they may be submitted later.
    • Current resume (which must include undergraduate GPA or class standing).
    • A typed personal statement of 1,000 words or less. The statement should include an explanation of all the following: (1) your professional aspirations as a lawyer; (2) the way(s) in which you meet the eligibility requirements, which can include personal experiences, ways you have worked to effect change and your thoughts on the importance of diversity within the legal profession; and (3) your office location(s) of interest as well as articulate any connection to the area(s).  

Selection Criteria

Bond will review applications, conduct interviews, and select the successful applicant. In addition to academic performance and community involvement, an important factor on which selection decisions will be based is the student’s interest in working at Bond. Immediate family or household members of Bond, Schoeneck & King members and employees are ineligible. Please note that the student will be responsible for providing their own lodging for the duration of the clerkship.

About Bond

Bond is a firm of 275 attorneys serving private and public sector clients and individuals in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has offices across New York State, including New York City, White Plains, Garden City and Melville; Naples and West Palm Beach, Florida; Red Bank, New Jersey and Kansas City. We represent clients from across the nation in a variety of practice areas including employee benefits, intellectual property, labor, higher education, business, litigation and NCAA compliance.

Future Employment with Bond

The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program is entirely separate and apart from Bond’s 2L summer law clerk hiring process. A student selected for The M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program is not guaranteed future employment with Bond, Schoeneck & King, nor employment with us as a 2L summer clerk. However, one of our goals is to become acquainted with eligible law students who may be interested in applying for our 2L summer clerk program or employment with us after graduation. Therefore, we encourage clerkship applicants, whether selected for the M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship or not, to apply for our 2L summer clerk program. Please be advised that our 2L summer clerk program has a separate application process. An application for the M. Catherine Richardson Clerkship Program is not considered an application for our 2L summer clerk program or any other employment with Bond, Schoeneck & King.