Kansas City, MO, USA
Stinson LLP

Hallmark Cards, Inc. (“Hallmark”) and Stinson LLP (“Stinson”) are proud members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”). This groundbreaking organization is a cooperative effort between general counsels and managing partners of major corporations and law firms dedicated to promoting a more open and diverse legal profession.

As members of the LCLD, Hallmark and Stinson are pleased to offer a LCLD Scholar position for a current 1L law student. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the LCLD Scholar will be an employee of Stinson and split the 10-week summer program between the firm and Hallmark’s legal department. The successful candidate will be offered meaningful opportunities to work on legal-related assignments and to learn about Stinson, Hallmark and the Kansas City community as a whole.

For more information on Stinson’s Summer Program, visit https://www.stinson.com/careers-summer-associate-program.

Company Information:

For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing 30,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark Global business sells greeting cards, gift wrap and related products in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including about 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, a leading publisher of uplifting eBooks, audiobooks, and print editions, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters.

Stinson provides sophisticated transactional and litigation services to clients ranging from individuals and privately-held enterprises to national and international public companies. The firm offers regional and national practices in banking and financial services; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business, commercial and financial services litigation; corporate finance; energy, mining and natural resources; environmental; health care; intellectual property and technology; employment, labor and benefits; private and family owned businesses; real estate; and estate planning, trusts and tax law.

The firm fosters an inclusive culture of fairness, respect and equality. Our firm is improved by the diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of those who work here. It is fundamental to how we deliver innovative, forward-thinking legal services to our clients and how we engage with our communities. Stinson was designated a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Top Performer and a Compass Award winner in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Both awards represent Stinson’s longstanding commitment to and involvement in LCLD’s programs and mission-driven work.

Qualifications:

  • Be a member of a group that is under-represented in the legal profession
  • Current 1L law student in good standing
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Community involvement
  • Work experience

Applications must include (PDF Format preferred):

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter that includes a statement of how the applicant qualifies for the Program
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable)
  • Law school transcript (unofficial versions are acceptable). If an applicant’s law school transcript is unavailable at the time of application, the applicant may instead provide the anticipated date for receipt of grades and supplement with the transcript once available. Please send supplement law school transcripts to recruiting@stinson.com
  • Legal writing sample

Application Deadline: January 13, 2023.

Apply online at https://www.stinson.com/careers-summer-associate-program. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions, contact the Attorney Recruiting Team at recruiting@stinson.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For information about Stinson, visit us at www.stinson.com and the NALP Directory of Legal Employers, https://www.nalpdirectory.com/ For more information about Stinson’s Diversity & Inclusion, visit https://www.stinson.com/about-diversity-inclusion.

Stinson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

Stinson LLP is a federal contractor. Information gathered through applicant Voluntary Self-Identification will be used periodically with various government agencies for statistical reporting and to measure the effectiveness of our Affirmative Action and EEO outreach efforts. All information is requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. We will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  

Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the application process, or otherwise need assistance or an accommodation in the recruiting process should contact Human Resources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.

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