Because of the unique nature of Horvitz & Levy LLP's appellate practice, the firm seeks to hire attorneys with a strong interest in civil appellate work and superior legal analysis and writing skills. Generally, the firm's associates graduated near the top of their respective law school classes; worked on a law review or participated in moot court; and have had appellate court clerkships or at least one or two years of litigation experience before joining the firm. We ordinarily do not hire associates directly out of law school, but attorneys have joined us directly from federal appellate court clerkships.
Horvitz & Levy offers a unique opportunity for attorneys desiring to specialize in civil appellate practice. The firm sponsors an ongoing training program in appellate procedure and brief writing for new associates. Under the supervision of an editing attorney, new associates begin drafting appellate briefs upon joining the firm and generally have the opportunity to participate in oral arguments soon thereafter. On multiple occasions, our associates have presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court of California.
Horvitz & Levy is committed to the principle of diversity and to providing a work environment that offers equal opportunity to all. We seek candidates who will contribute to the firm’s success, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status as defined and protected by law. As evidence of this commitment, Horvitz & Levy is a signatory to the Call to Action co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles regarding the attraction, retention, and advancement of women lawyers. In addition, Horvitz & Levy’s managing partners participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization whose members serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of leading law firms. Three of our associates have been LCLD fellows, and we participate in LCLD's 1L Scholars Program.
The application process begins with submission of a resume to the firm's recruiting coordinator. If an applicant's credentials appear to meet our hiring criteria, we request the submission of a legal writing sample. Those applicants whose writing is clear, concise, and well-organized are invited to proceed with interviews at the firm. Resumes submitted by mail should be sent to the firm, attention of the Recruiting Coordinator. If you are interested in submitting a resume by e-mail, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.