Legal Careers

Legal Careers

Carlton Fields welcomes inquiries from law students, judicial clerks, and experienced attorneys who are interested in employment opportunities with the firm.

Our summer associate program is our primary means of identifying entry-level associates, and we invite law students to apply. Judicial clerks and experienced attorneys are considered for particular practice areas, with appropriate credit awarded for prior experience.

Interested applicants may apply for open positions using the link below. You are not considered an applicant unless you apply online using this site. We only accept applications for open positions and do not accept general inquiries.

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Naila Townes Ahmed

Naila Townes Ahmed

Director of Legal Talent Management
Naila Townes Ahmed, Director of Legal Talent Management

Naila Townes Ahmed


If you desire a career in a collaborative and supportive environment that offers professional growth opportunities, and values initiative and expertise, consider Carlton Fields as the road less traveled.

A Message to Search Firms
If you are interested in working on lateral placements with Carlton Fields, please note:

  • Carlton Fields does not wish to receive resumes from search firms with which we do not have a signed search firm agreement and will not pay placement fees without such an agreement. 
  • We ask search firms, even those with which we do have an agreement, not to send unsolicited information about any potential candidate. Any search firm that disregards this instruction must not expect us to pay a fee for any placement that results and proceeds at its own risk.
  • Search firms that have a signed search agreement with our firm can find out which positions are open to search firms by clicking here.
  • If a listed position is open to search firm submissions, please send all materials to [email protected]. Search firms should not submit online applications on behalf of attorneys with whom they are working.

Carlton Fields is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, or conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by applicable laws. Please click HERE to view the EEO is the Law and supplement poster and Pay Transparency notice.  We also participate in the E-Verify program. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Carlton Fields is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Carlton Fields and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or applicant tracking system, please request assistance by emailing recruiting. When contacting us, please provide your contact information and state the nature of your accessibility issue. We will only respond to inquiries concerning requests for reasonable accommodation.


The information on this website is presented as a service for our clients and Internet users and is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Although we welcome your inquiries, please keep in mind that merely contacting us will not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Consequently, you should not convey any confidential information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Please remember that electronic correspondence on the internet is not secure and that you should not include sensitive or confidential information in messages. With that in mind, we look forward to hearing from you.