Holland & Knight looks for similar traits in candidates whether we are hiring experienced attorneys, law students or judicial clerks. We seek candidates of substance from diverse backgrounds with superior academics, leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities and demonstrated commitment to their communities. Holland & Knight looks for candidates who have the desire and ethical foundation to be significant lawyers in the firm, in the profession and in the community. We have been very successful in hiring candidates who meet these criteria and, as a result, our firm as a whole reflects these characteristics.
Holland & Knight has more than 2,200 lawyers. This ranks us among the largest law firms in the U.S. The firm has offices in 34 cities in the United States and internationally.
Holland & Knight is a global firm. No single office is considered the "headquarter office." The firm's technology links practice groups  and lawyers at the local, national and international levels, enabling us to serve clients regardless of location.
Diversity is a Holland & Knight core value. The firm has distinguished itself among U.S. law firms as a leader in diversity and our commitment to diversity is reflected in our recruiting efforts. Holland & Knight attends and sponsors many job fairs and events that support diverse lawyers. Our goal is to create a positive and supportive environment for the professional and personal development of all our lawyers, and to foster Holland & Knight’s recruitment and retention of diverse lawyers in all areas of practice.
We have the highest respect for the knowledge and experience gained in federal judicial clerkships. Judicial clerks receive excellent legal training, intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the court system and a crash-course in legal writing that make them among the most promising lawyers entering the private practice of law. We actively recruit judicial clerks who are highly motivated, who meet the firm’s high standards of character and competence, and who want to practice in a firm committed to excellence. And we value the added expertise and experience you bring with commensurate credit and compensation.
In addition to service credit for time devoted to the clerkship, Holland & Knight offers competitive bonuses to former judicial clerks who have completed qualifying federal appellate, district court or state supreme court clerkships.
We have worked to offer a world-class menu of benefits that we believe you will find very attractive.
If you would like to be considered for an associate position with Holland & Knight, please review the open positions and submit your application materials.