Recruiting

Lateral Hires

At Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP we are always looking for talented attorneys. We offer attorneys a professional environment and supportive professional resources. We also recognize your commitments outside of work. Our firm encourages attorneys to be involved in their community and to also enjoy a personal life outside of the firm.

The ideal candidate is committed to the successful practice of law, client-oriented and brings experience in the practice areas of business, litigation, real estate and trusts and estates.

Thank you for considering Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP. For more information, or to explore career opportunities at AK&C, please contact: Jeffrey J. Blumel, Lateral Recruiting Partner at 402.392.1250 or jblumel@akclaw.com.

Associates

At Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP, we pride ourselves in attracting talented attorneys with experience in various practice areas who produce quality legal work in response to our clients' needs. New associates and summer associates are offered the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience and to work in various practice areas helping our clients achieve their business goals and resolve disputes.

Developing a successful and satisfying legal practice takes time, commitment and the proper training to make sure that clients are continually provided with outstanding legal services. The firm also believes that it is essential to maintain a healthy balance between the professional and personal lives of our attorneys and staff. The firm has regular social functions for attorneys, staff and their families throughout the year.

Recruiting and training our attorneys are high priorities for us. Lawyers at Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP develop their legal skills through the practical experience and training provided by the firm, in addition to hard work and professional commitment.

The firm is committed to providing our associates with meaningful responsibility and practical experience. Associates often have the opportunity to negotiate transactions, manage litigation matters and work directly with clients. Associates also have the opportunity to work on complicated legal matters for the firm's national and international clients.

The firm conducts monthly associate meetings which focus upon substantive legal topics and personal organizational and developmental skills, including time management and planning, leadership skills, technology, client relationship building and business development. Each associate is also assigned a partner in the firm as a mentor, to help guide the associate's professional development. Associates also have the opportunity to participate in various committees.

Associates are also encouraged to continue their legal education through local and national seminars. Associates receive oral evaluations of their work product from the assigning attorneys and periodic written evaluations which provide associates with feedback on a variety of professional and personal skills, including issue analysis, research and writing skills, oral presentation, use of time and efficiency, attitude and responsibility.

The firm has a long history of developing its partners from its associate ranks. The firm does not have a set partnership track. We believe that partnership comes when an associate has demonstrated his or her ability and commitment to the firm, which varies depending on the associate.

Associate compensation consists of a competitive base salary and a bonus based on business generation. Associates receive an annual marketing budget and an annual continuing legal education budget. The firm offers a comprehensive benefits program which includes medical and dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, a pretax health and dependent care reimbursement plan, and a Keogh plan funded solely by employer contributions. Associates can elect which benefits to participate in and share the cost of some of the insurance plans. The firm pays the professional liability insurance premiums for all of our lawyers.

The firm schedules various activities to encourage associates to get to know each other and the partners and staff. These activities include firm parties, potluck lunches, after-work cocktail hours, and golf outings.

Summer Associates

Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP uses its Summer Associate Program as its primary recruiting tool for new associates. The firm hires summer associates based upon an interview process as well as academic and professional credentials.

The firm structures its Summer Associate Program to provide exposure to a variety of the firm's practice areas. Summer associates work directly with partners and associates on a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects, and summer associates have the opportunity to attend trials, depositions, negotiations, client conferences and closings.

The firm has a mentoring committee to help ensure that each summer associate is getting a valuable experience that is rewarding and enjoyable. Throughout the summer, summer associates receive oral evaluations of their work product from the assigning attorneys. Summer associates also receive a mid-summer written evaluation which provides the summer associate with feedback on a variety of professional and personal skills, including issue analysis, research and writing skills, oral presentation, use of time and efficiency, attitude and responsibility.

The firm pays its summer associates an hourly rate and expects our summer associates to generally work a forty-hour week, leaving time for family, friends and other outside interests. The firm requires our summer associates to put school first, and we offer flexible schedules for our summer associates who are invited to continue working through the school year. The firm pays its summer associates a rate competitive in the Omaha market.

The firm schedules several summer activities to encourage summer associates to get to know each other and the attorneys and staff. These activities include weekly lunches with the firm's attorneys, firm parties, potluck lunches, after-work cocktail hours, and golf outings.

If you are interested in information about our Summer Associate Program or if you are interested in career opportunities at Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman LLP as an attorney, please contact Jeffrey J. Blumel.