Many of our attorneys have spent their entire career at Lanier Ford, beginning with either their law school graduation or completion of a judicial clerkship. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated measured achievement in academic performance, interesting life and work experiences, and strong interpersonal skills.
“When I came out of law school, I clerked for a federal judge for two years. It was a remarkable opportunity and a dynamic environment in which to work. After that experience, I was looking to embark upon a career in a similarly creative and innovative environment. I’ve found my work at Lanier Ford to be even more intellectually-challenging than my public service, and certainly no less important. I’ve represented governmental entities, public figures, and business owners in very important, high-stakes litigation. I’ve argued important issues of first impression before the Alabama Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. And I’ve done it in a friendly, enjoyable environment, learning from the best in the industry – and enjoying it every step of the way. After my experience here, I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
—David Canupp, Attorney
Lanier Ford’s law school recruiting efforts are facilitated through our on-campus interviews and our summer associate program. Students are encouraged to submit their application to their law school’s career services department. We conduct on-site interviews at the University of Alabama School of Law and the Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
- Cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for our firm.
- List of at least three references. For each name, please indicate the nature of your relationship with the reference. Please provide each reference’s mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
- Law-school grade transcript. The grade transcript does not have to be an official certified grade transcript from the registrar’s office. It can be a photocopy of an official certified grade transcript or it can be a printout from the law school's web page.
- One or more writing samples of at least 10 pages.