My name is Adam Blander, I am 26 years old, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I went to McGill University which is Montreal, Canada. I did some stuff before law school and in 2010 I enrolled in Brooklyn Law School. And I am in my 3L which is about finishing up.
Q: What was your role here at ALB PC?
A: Basically my role was to help out with whatever the attorneys needed. And I guess what was very rewarding was the real legal work that I was doing. That included writing briefs, doing legal research, doing sorts of legal investigation. And all the work was very interesting.
Q: What was it like working at ALB PC?
A: Frankly, I am just very, very impressed with how hard working everybody is. Obviously that was the attorneys, but really the supporting staff also, and everyone really chips in and puts in a lot of effort to make sure we put up a really great product.
Q: Did you work with Mr. Bailey directly?
A: Yes, I did work with Mr. Bailey directly. I assisted him on an article on Insurance Coverage of Directors and Officers of Condominium and Coop Boards.
Q: What types of tasks did you perform?
A: Sure. The types of tasks I performed were writing motions such as motion for default judgment. Researching some in my opinion very interesting legal questions, questions that I really never thought about before. For example: a standing issue – whether a civil court has jurisdiction to enforce Department of Buildings violations. And things of that nature.
Q: What have you learned from working here?
A: I think what I’ve learned here is that being an attorney is not just about understanding the law. But to be a real estate attorneys just involves so many issues. You have to be prepared a lot of different things, even not legal areas. Also, in service of your client you have to do sometimes non legal work, that means investigating certain issues and finding out what the politics are about specific unit. These are all part of the lawyer’s duties when they are representing the client, sometimes lawyers forget about that but certainly not at this firm.
Q: What’s the one thing or experience that would stand out in your mind that you gained from working here?
A: I think what really impressed me was that everyone feels very comfortable asking each other questions. That means if someone has an issue which they may not know a lot, they can feel very comfortable walking across the hall and talking to someone who might know a lot about that issue. It’s very collaborative environment, so it makes it that much better service that the firm can provide the clients with.
Q: What is the best aspect of working at ALB PC?
A: The best aspect I would say is that it’s a real team effort. Everybody is united behind the idea of providing really top notch service to their clients, whatever it takes.
Q: Do you have any other comments or suggestions?
A: I would encourage everybody watching this to reach out to the firm and apply to the internship. This is not a typical internship. Adam is really interested in giving you real world and substantive legal work. You’ll get a lot out of this internship. I did like it.
Q: Do we have your permission to post this on our website?
A: Of course.