Law Clerks

Law Clerks

McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, P.A. employs law clerks during the academic year and in the summer in a structured and formal program. The firm seeks to employ about five law clerks in our three South Florida offices. Law clerks at the firm may be exposed to all facets of the firm’s practice areas and are able to enrich their experience by attending hearings, depositions, site inspections and portions of trials. Law clerks do not work for a particular attorney in the firm; rather, they retrieve assignments from attorneys in any and all of our four offices and from our diverse practice areas.

These assignments cover all phases of the litigation process, and may include preparation of legal memoranda, dispositive motions, pleadings, deposition summaries, responses to discovery; preparation of records on appeal and portions of appellate briefs; researching critical legal issues; and keyciting appellate briefs and legal memoranda.

The Law Clerk/Summer Associate Program is mentored and supervised, and at any phase of the assignment process, law clerks may seek guidance or advice from their mentor. Mentors provide continuous feedback on work assignments.

McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, P.A.’s Law Clerk/Summer Associate Program provides an opportunity for education far beyond any law school classroom. Those fortunate to be hired into the Program enjoy accelerated learning which may assist with their employability after graduation from law school. For more information, please email Evelyn M. Perez at



Michelle Hardin
My summer associate experience with McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya enriched my legal career in ways that I could not have imagined during my time in law school. This firm provided an unmatched hands-on approach to training, encouraging me to attend hearings and depositions, as well as draft complex motions and memoranda. More importantly, all of the partners, attorneys and support staff wanted to see me succeed and did everything in their power to elevate my legal career. The distinguished partners and knowledgeable attorneys were happy to sacrifice their time to return detailed feedback on my research and writing abilities, allowing my legal skills to become more well rounded. This personal one-on-one guidance and open door policy gave me an immeasurable head start in my legal career.

Ilana Lazarus
Working as a law clerk at McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, P.A. was one of the most rewarding experiences in my legal career. It afforded me excellent practical experience, beyond the lessons taught in a law school classroom. I was fortunate to shadow seasoned attorneys in trial, depositions and hearings. The firm encourages an “open door” policy, which allowed me the opportunity to engage with the attorneys and staff, ask questions, receive invaluable feedback on my work and explore important questions, such as “what kind of attorney do I want to be” and “what practice area is right for me”. I am proud to have now been with the firm for over five years, first as a law clerk and now as an associate. Through my experience as a law clerk at this firm, I was able to build a strong foundation of skills needed to begin my career as a successful attorney.

Carolina Quintana
My law clerk experience at MSC allowed me to be exposed to the different practice areas of law as well as the very different personalities that go along with it. I believe that starting my career at MSC as a law clerk gave me the confidence and set of tools I needed to successfully transition into my role as an associate attorney. I am thankful for the opportunities I received as a law clerk while at MSC and truly believe that they have made me the attorney I am today.

Bruno Renda
As a summer law clerk at McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, I had the opportunity to work on highly complex legal issues in a variety of areas of the law. This exposure was instrumental in helping me decide the areas of law which interested me the most. In addition, the partners and associates at the firm took their time to review my work product and to provide me with one-on-one detailed feedback which helped me hone in my research and writing skills. This made me more marketable to prospective employers upon passing the bar.