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Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. ( - Houston, Texas

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Began Work In Expected
2015 Prior Summer
2016 Prior Summer
Entry-level 2 2 3 3 0
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Associates 3 0 4 0 3
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 2 0 0 0 0
Post-Clerkship 0 0 1 0 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 5 2 0 0 3
1Ls 2 0 3 0 3

Number of 2016 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 0
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 0
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? No
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When after 12/1 should 1Ls apply? 12/2
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring e focus on the top 25% of the class at top 10 schools, and the top 10% everywhere else. An outstanding writing sample is required for all candidates.

2016 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2020 or later? No
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2020? No
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? ASAP
Do you hire US LL.M.s? No
Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials
General Hiring Criteria AZA seeks intelligent lawyers who aren’t interested in carrying someone else’s briefcase but want to dive into real courtroom practice. Mental agility, strong backbone, and sense of humor required. There are no “mock trials,” “practice programs,” or “make work assignments” at AZA. This is a firm built by intense, quick-thinking lawyers who thrive in court.

We hire attorneys with solid academic credentials from the nation's top law schools. Many of our lateral hires left far larger law firms to join AZA, where they will get into court on real cases, for real clients. Our firm culture is informal and collaborative: no big firm bureaucracy or hierarchies. Our end product is aggressive, practical, effective and sometimes unconventional.

AZA is a diverse, tight-knit place that pays like the bigger firms we face in court. We are looking for bright and bold lawyers.
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Number of Schools Visited in 2016 4
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2016 0