Law Students

Today’s law students are the future of our firm. Whether you’re interested in our Summer Program or a recent graduate, learn how Phillips Lytle is focused on your success.

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The Way to Start Your Career

Significant responsibility. Consistent feedback. Active mentoring. At Phillips Lytle, you really can have it all. Our law firm offers a personal experience in a collaborative culture that prioritizes ongoing training, individual attention to your career and meaningful responsibility from the get-go.

Whether it’s formal development initiatives like our Mentoring Program and AdvanceU—or growing relationships with associates and partners—you’ll get the guidance you need to launch your career. And you’ll be part of a firm that’s a champion for the community, with opportunities for pro bono work, volunteering, board service and charitable pursuits.

Opportunities at Every Level

Our Summer Program offers 2L students a meaningful experience in a supportive environment where you will get to know our firm. You’ll discover what it’s like to be an associate—with real responsibilities, projects, and client contact. Phillips Lytle also hires 3L students who have not worked with us previously.

“As a summer associate, I got hands-on experience with Phillips Lytle’s interesting and meaningful work across its practice groups. The position helped me develop my public speaking, research and writing abilities, and I am confident that my participation in the summer program has made me a better attorney today.”

Emma Murphy


Dedicated to Your Development


Mentorship Program

Associates each receive a personal mentor who focuses on individual goals and growth at the firm.



Our proprietary program offers continuing legal education and training.


Development Benchmarks

Stay on track for growing your networks, expertise, community connections and more.


Senior Associates

Have the opportunity to develop their management skills and better understand the path to partnership.

A Commitment to Diversity

We promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and in our law firm. The different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences of every colleague strengthen Phillips Lytle.

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Current Career Opportunities

Hiring the best and making them better. That’s The Phillips Lytle Way.

Our law firm is looking for diverse and dynamic professionals to join our talented team. Search our current openings and take your career to the next level.

We have completed hiring for our 2024 Summer Associate Program. For general information about the program, please contact Sandra E. Langs, Esq.

Jun 24

Associate Upon Graduation (3L)

Albany, Buffalo, Rochester
Jun 24

Associate Upon Graduation (3L)

New York City, Chicago
Jun 24

Summer Associates (2L)

Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Chicago