NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

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

http://www.azalaw.com

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2019 Prior Summer
Associates
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021
LAWYERS
Entry-level 1 1 1 1 2
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Associates 4 0 6 0 3
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Post-Clerkship 0 0 1 0 1
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 6 4 3 2 2
1Ls 2 0 2 0 3


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2020 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 3
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 3
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? 1Ls should apply according to their school's individual recruiting policy.
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring

AZA summer associates can expect to get a substantial taste of what it is like to work with our team of trial lawyers. We strive to make this summer clerkship as close to a working lawyer experience as possible. Just as our new lawyers can expect a meaningful role in at least one bona fide trial in their first year with us, our summer associates can expect to witness at least one courtroom session or deposition. Summer associates will work on real motions and briefs. And they will participate in mock arguments before former judges who will decide a winner. We want our summer associates to get real exposure to our legal work to see if our kind of trial-ready practice is one where you will excel. AZA seeks summer associates who know they want to be real trial lawyers, exhibit initiative and yearn for a jury trial within their first 12 months in practice.

2020 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2024 or later? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2024? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

0

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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Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2020 5
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2020 0

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://azalaw.com/careers/
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) 12/1/21
1L Summer Application Deadline none
1L Summer Applications - Comments

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) open
2L Summer Application Deadline n/a
2L Summer Applications - Comments

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) open
3L summer application deadline n/a
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date) n/a
3L (entry-level) application deadline n/a
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment?
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest?

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment?
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment?
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment?
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?