My name is Diane M.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
A: I am 17 years old, and I go Milford High School which is in New Jersey and this summer I have the opportunity to work for Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
Q: What was your role here at ALB PC?
A: I basically have to help the lawyers with the small stuff they don’t have time to do. Everyone here is always busy, trying to do their part and win their cases. You know, be the best they can be for their clients. And they don’t have time to scan things, copy things, file things. But all that stuff is really important for the case because people’s work is very important when it comes to a law office. There’s tons of it and I need to take care of it. If it’s not it could make or break the case. So I made sure I do my part and help organize it, help them out and make sure they have everything they need for them to do their part in actual courtroom.
Q: Okay. What was it working here at ALB PC?
A: I think it was a really good experience. I not only got to see how an office runs and know what it’s like to be in kind of like corporate world. I guess I learned a lot and that was really interesting and I got to see what goes into it and how much work, and the work ethic of all the lawyers. And so I just think it was a really good experience.
Q: What was the time frame that you worked here?
A: I believe I started in July 6th and today is my last day, sadly, August 27. I worked about two months.
Q: And did you get to work with Adam Leitman Bailey directly?
A: Yes, I did. This summer I did a lot for his website, he has a new website. And we would discuss things, I would suggest what would be good on the website and if he wanted me to change something. So yes, I did, a lot.
Q: What types of tasks did you perform here?
A: Like I said, a lot of paperwork. But also I got to do some fun things like going out and taking pictures of buildings for the website which was a great learning experience because I am not from the city. But I got to learn how to go on the subway and get around by myself which is also learning experience and is something that kind of made me independent because I’ve never been in NYC by myself before. And I was doing it while doing my job since I could.
And I also got to do things, I got to go to court a couple of times. So that was a really good experience, that was fun. And I really enjoyed that.
Q: Okay. What is the one thing that would stand out in your mind that you gained from working here?
A: I think what really stood out to me is the work ethic of all the lawyers at ALB PC. I would come in sometimes in the morning and the time sheet. People would come in at 6:30 in the morning and other people wouldn’t have left until midnight the night before. I was just really …. I was impressed. It shows why ALB PC is one of the best real estate law firms in Manhattan. It’s because the entire team gives 110 all the time. And it just showed me that if you want to be successful you are going to have to work for it. It’s not just going to come easy. But hard work pays off. And they know, that’s very noticeable for this firm.
Q: Okay. Any other comments or suggestions before we are finished?
A: Yes. I want to thank Adam for giving me this job because I really do appreciate it. I really enjoyed working for him and with him. And I think he is a really great person. And hopefully we can stay in touch which I can almost guarantee we will because I intend to keep in touch. I just thank you for a great summer.
Q: Okay. Do we have your permission to put this on our website?