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August 1, 2013
Applications being taken for ‘Resident at Law’ program

Laird A. Lile, P.A., is accepting applications for its “Resident At Law” program.

The Naples firm is seeking a 2013 law school graduate (including from a tax or estate planning LL.M. program) with an interest in the substantive areas of estates, trusts, taxation, and related subjects.

The “Resident at Law” program was instituted by the firm in 2011 for the purpose of providing in-depth training in a trust and estate law practice environment, prior to entering the traditional practice of law.

The resident will:

* Participate in substantive aspects of the practice of law at the firm (See for information regarding the firm’s practice).

* Learn the practical aspects of the business of a law firm.

* Join, and be active in, local and state bar organizations.

* Prepare continuing legal education programs.

The resident will not have “billable hour” requirements. The resident will be expected to be fully engaged in professional activities (including client projects and bar activities) an average of 50 to 60 hours a week.

The program will commence in September and conclude in May 2015. The financial stipend paid by the firm to the resident will be $4,000 per month. In addition, the firm will pay costs associated with attending local and state bar meetings and provide professional negligence insurance.

To be considered, submit a letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to by August 16. Finalists will be contacted by August 27 for an interview. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in the estate and trust practice areas, be adept with technology, be extraordinarily attentive to detail, and exhibit a strong work ethic.

[Revised: 12-03-2016]