Recruiting and Interviews

Contact our Human Resources Department
Fax: (304) 343-3058

P.O. Box 1386
Charleston, WV 25325

Bowles Rice is highly selective in our recruitment of new associates and summer clerks. While we believe that grades and academic success are important, they do not tell the whole story about any applicant. We seek applicants with the motivation, intelligence, and the personal qualities it takes to provide our clients with the highest quality of legal services.

Our recruiting team looks for people who enjoy or will enjoy practicing law, and who will enjoy practicing law with us. In evaluating applications, primary consideration is given to undergraduate and law school academic achievement, life experiences, motivation to produce high quality legal work, and personality traits that evidence an ability to work well with our lawyers, staff, and clients. 

Some of our major recruiting activities include visits to law school campuses for interviews in the fall and spring, follow up interviews at our offices, and our Summer Clerkship Program, which is open to both 1Ls and 2Ls. Bowles Rice works with the career services department at each law school, and our interview dates and recruiting information can be found on the schools’ Symplicity websites. We also consider and welcome attorney candidate resumes from schools that we do not visit. 

We believe you can learn a lot more about an individual by spending 12 weeks with them rather than 30 minutes in an interview. That is why we encourage any interested student to submit their resume and current law school grade transcript to be considered for a position in our Summer Clerkship Program. Our Summer Clerkship Program is designed to give each summer clerk realistic exposure to how we practice law at Bowles Rice.

Bowles Rice recognizes the recruiting restrictions placed on law firms by NALP (National Association of Law Placement) in recruiting and making offers to students and we abide by these rules in our recruiting process.