ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

Allen & Associates, L.L.P.’s need for new associates has remained steady year to year due to our growth strategy. The Firm is always interested in enthusiastic and motivated law students as they begin their legal careers. Attorneys with Allen & Associates, L.L.P. come from a wide array of prestigious colleges and law schools. Attorneys for our energy and real estate practice focus on transaction drafting and title examination. Duties include legal research, rendering title opinions, and counseling of clients on oil, gas, and technological matters, as well as real estate industry issues and drafting.

Allen & Associates, L.L.P. is committed to integrating new associates into the Firm quickly. A new associate is guided by a more senior associate who serves as an advisor, monitors assignments, and offers direction on how the Firm operates. The mentor is responsible for the introductions that build the informal firm network. New associates are encouraged to select a partner or senior attorney to serve as a mentor. Mentors are reassigned periodically giving associates the ability to foster relationships and gain broader relationships throughout the Firm.

Our system encourages associates to develop skills necessary to master new responsibilities at a steady pace. To assure that growth and professional standards are maintained, the Firm conducts a comprehensive in-house training program covering a full range of lawyering skills. This program includes seminars and workshops designed specifically for new attorneys, as well as training activities open to all of our lawyers. Each associate meets at least once quarterly with the Firm manager on the associates growth issues. Firm associates annually receive formal evaluations on professional progress. These evaluations are based on the work performed during the prior year; the results are communicated directly to the associate. Via the evaluation process, the Firm will identify and fill gaps in professional experience and respond to the associates’ developing skills. Evaluations include a candid and careful assessment of the associate’s prospects for advancement. Decisions regarding election to partnership and counsel ordinarily are made in the sixth or seventh year with the firm.

In hiring we consider each aspect of an applicant’s qualifications and experiences with emphasis on all characteristics that demonstrate legal ability, commitment to professional achievement, and compatibility with Allen & Associates, L.L.P.’s firm culture. Factors include:

  • Oil, Gas, Minerals, Real Estate, Natural Resources Experience
  • First time passage of Bar Exams Required
  • Law school grades
  • Work ethic
  • Demonstrated verbal and writing abilities
  • Demonstrated aptitude and achievement
  • Work experience
  • Undergraduate education and accomplishments
  • Extracurricular activities
  • J.D. with Texas Bar Membership
  • 1-3 Years of Legal/Land Experience

Our firm also considers factors that demonstrate maturity, initiative, adaptability, sound judgment, and a sincere interest in the professional and personal aspects of membership in our firm.

Allen & Associates, L.L.P. maintains and enjoys close working relationships with our clients and other attorneys, therefore, any potential associate must be able to deal personable and effectively with others on a daily basis.