Careers

Whether you are a first year associate or an experienced attorney looking to make a move, CGA Law Firm provides a culture of collaboration, commitment to teamwork and depth of experience. We are dedicated to providing superior legal counsel and service that is creative, imaginative and inspired. We pride ourselves on being accessible, open and responsive to our client needs. Above all - we listen, understand and care about affecting the best possible legal outcome for our clients. CGA Law Firm is truly "One firm, all the law you need."

Summer Associates

CGA Law Firm’s Summer Associate Program offers a comprehensive, substantive and rewarding opportunity to law students. The Program is designed to expose participants to the many practice areas available at CGA, to enhance research and writing skills, and to aid in professional development.

ASSIGNMENTS AND FEEDBACK

CGA provides summer associates with a diverse and stimulating array of projects throughout each practice area in the Firm. They will gain experience in the areas of  litigation, employment law, family law, bankruptcy, real estate, health, municipal, business, estates and school law. This comprehensive list of practice areas offers summer associates the opportunity to engage in various research projects with many attorneys in the Firm. Summer associates expand their substantive and procedural legal knowledge by receiving assignments to draft documents, write briefs and help attorneys prepare for trial.

CGA encourages summer associates to experience the practical side of the practice of law, too. They are asked to attend real estate closings, depositions, hearings, oral arguments, trials, negotiations and board meetings. These experiences help to transition law students from academia to actually practicing law.

Summer associates are expected to log a full-time work week of at least 37.5 hours. Both billable and non-billable hours are tracked.

At the conclusion of the Program, each summer associate will have an exit interview with the program coordinators. The Program also allows CGA to evaluate and come to know potential candidates for full-time employment. CGA encourages all participants to apply, however an offer for full-time employment after the conclusion of the Program depends upon the availability of positions and the Firm’s evaluation of the summer associate’s performance, work ethic and ability to interact well with attorneys, staff and clients.

MENTORING

One of the most important aspects of the Summer Associate Program is meeting, interacting with and getting to know our attorneys. Every attorney can offer valuable advice, as each person contributes to the success of the Firm. To facilitate meaningful mentor relationships, our summer associates attend lunch with a different attorney each week, having the opportunity to discuss cases, ask substantive legal questions, and get to know one another informally. Summer Associates are also invited to attend and participate in monthly attorney and practice group meetings. 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

CGA believes in a strong balance between hard work and enjoying the camaraderie that comes from being a part of the CGA team. Summer associates are able to get to know our attorneys outside of the office in a more relaxed setting. They are invited to attend a number of social events including baseball games in the York Revolution Skybox, sporting clay shoots, picnics, happy hour gatherings, and more.

The Program offers a valuable learning experience that allows students to take an active role in substantive legal matters and to work closely with legal professionals, staff and clients. CGA is committed to teaching and mentoring summer associates and providing the support and resources needed for them to have a successful experience. 

If you have questions with regard to the Summer Associate Program, you may contact the following attorneys:

Brent C. Diefenderfer
717.848.4900, ext. 127
bdiefenderfer@cgalaw.com

Lawrence V. Young
717.848.4900, ext. 110
lyoung@cgalaw.com

Devon M. Myers
717.848.4900, ext. 105
dmyers@cgalaw.com

Support Staff

Paralegals, legal assistants and support staff are an integral part in the success of our firm. We employ paralegals and legal staff in each of our core practice areas who work closely with our lawyers and clients.

CGA offers competitive pay and benefits to the firm's staff. Resumes should be submitted to:

CGA Law Firm
Kerri Cassel, Legal Administrator
135 N. George Street
York, PA 17401

You may also email your resume.

Work/Life Balance

The challenges of juggling work and our personal lives can at times be complicated. At CGA Law Firm we understand that it is important for our attorneys and staff members to achieve a balance at home and at work that is best for their loved ones and themselves. We believe that such a balance is important not only to our employees’ success, but the overall success of the firm.

At CGA Law Firm we want to ensure your happiness both professionally and personally. Our doors are open to offer support and assistance in the form of advice supported by firm management.