PMA strives to hire talented, energetic, personable and highly motivated individuals who share our goals and enthusiasm for the future. We seek those individuals who will enhance our firm by embracing the values that help define who we are: outstanding service to our clients, the highest sense of professionalism in our dealings with clients and the legal community, and mutual respect and fair dealing among our lawyers and staff.
The work environment at PMA is professional, challenging and often demanding. However, it is also friendly and informal. We have a business casual dress code, which helps to maintain the congenial atmosphere that we believe is so important in making PMA an attractive place to work.
The Firm offers new associates the opportunity to get involved in client representation as early and as often as possible. We ask our associates to test the limits of their abilities, and assign increasing responsibility to those who demonstrate the skills and development that are necessary to meet that challenge. Working at PMA provides our attorneys with the opportunity to represent diverse clients in complex transactions and litigation and to explore cutting-edge legal issues, often working hand-in-hand with the most respected legal experts from mainland firms.
The Firm hires entry-level law school graduates, as well as experienced attorneys, as needs arise in individual practice areas.
PMA does not have a minimum billable hours requirement. However, associates at PMA are expected to bill approximately 1,800 hours per year. Our attorneys are encouraged to become involved in community, social and professional activities, outside of the Firm.
The Firm pays its associates a compensation package that is consistently among the highest offered by other major firms in Puerto Rico.
Our summer program is intended to offer law students the opportunity to experience not only our law practice, but also, and of equal importance, our atmosphere and firm culture. Summer associates at PMA receive work assignments drawn from the wide array of legal matters in which our lawyers and clients are involved. They are not make-work projects. We expect our summer associates to perform at the level of our first-year associates. Much of our entry-level hiring is done through our summer program, although we welcome and seek inquiries from other third-year students and judicial clerks.
Applications for summer associate and associate positions should be accompanied by the applicant's resume, writing samples in Spanish and English, and undergraduate and law school transcripts.