Skip to Main Content

Voice of Maslon

At the start of the summer, I had many of the typical anxieties of an incoming summer associate: Would I be able to handle the workload? Would my legal research and writing skills be strong enough? Would I fit in with the attorneys and staff at the firm? By the end of the ten weeks, the Maslon summer program had put each of these worries to rest and had convinced me that Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP was the right place for me.

The coordinators of the summer program designed my workload to show me what life is like as a young Maslon associate. Starting in the first week, I was given substantive legal work with time-sensitive deadlines and was asked to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously. At no point, however, did I feel like my workload was unmanageable because the coordinators of the summer program did a fantastic job of monitoring my assignments and ensuring that I had adequate time to complete my work.

The summer program offered me significant support in legal research and writing. A senior associate served as my writing mentor and was always available to answer my questions and to offer guidance. Following the completion of each project, the assigning attorney provided me with instant feedback on the quality of my work and suggested several ways in which I could improve it. Thanks to this support, my legal research and writing skills developed significantly over the course of the summer, enabling me tackle each new assignment with greater confidence.

Through a variety of social events, both planned and impromptu, the summer program made me feel like part of the Maslon family. It gave me numerous opportunities to interact with partners and associates outside of the office at events such as a PedalPub bar crawl, a retreat in northern Wisconsin, and a house rehabilitation with Habitat for Humanity—to name just a few. During these interactions, I saw how much the attorneys at Maslon valued and respected each other both as colleagues and as friends. These interactions also helped me start meaningful relationships, which have and will continue to grow as my career progresses at Maslon.

To sum it up, I found the Maslon summer program to be a vastly rewarding experience—and one that I would strongly encourage others to experience as well.

John Duffey
Maslon Associate
2010 Summer Associate
University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2011


Thank you for your interest in contacting us by email.

Please do not submit any confidential information to Maslon via email on this website. By communicating with us we are not establishing an attorney-client relationship, and information you submit will not be protected by the attorney-client privilege and cannot be treated as confidential. A client relationship will not be formed until we have entered into a formal agreement. You should also be aware that we may currently represent parties whose interests may be adverse to yours, and we reserve the right to continue to represent them notwithstanding any communication we receive from you.

If you would like to discuss possible representation, please call one of our attorneys directly or use our general line (p 612.672.8200). We can then fully discuss our intake procedures and, if appropriate, introduce you to an attorney suited to assist with your matter. Alternatively, you may send us an email containing a general inquiry subject to these terms.

If you accept the terms of this notice and would like to send an email, click on the "Accept" button below. Otherwise, please click "Decline."