I’m Alison Weisman, I’m a third year student at New York Law School. I’m from Florida, I went to the University of Maryland undergrad and majored in psychology. I was an extern for the Spring 2012 semester, and my role was to help out anyone who needed help around the office.
Working at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was a great experience. It was interesting to see the inner workings of a law firm and the daily operations.
Did you work with Adam Leitman Bailey directly?
Adam and I worked on an article together that was published in the New York Law Journal. It was on recent foreclosure litigation in the past two years, and we worked on several drafts together.
What kind of tasks did you perform at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
I performed a lot of research and writing memos, anything else attorneys needed; various tasks that came up as the day went on.
What did you learn from your internship?
I’ve learned that I definitely do like working in a law firm. I never had the opportunity before, and it solidified my desires to work in a law firm. I learned what it takes daily to work in a law firm, and how much effort everyone puts in, but in the end it’s rewarding and well worth it.
What is one thing that will stand out in your mind from this experience?
I think one thing that will primarily stand out to me is how prepared everyone in this office was. One time when I observed litigation, the level of preparedness of the attorneys in this office was much greater than the other side’s, and it scared the other side away and made them rethink their strategy in the litigation.
What was the best aspect of working at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
I think the best aspect was the teamwork that goes on in the office and how much the attorneys work together and want to help each other. Everyone knows what’s going on with each other’s work.
How has this internship prepared you for the future?
I think it prepared me a great deal. I think I’ve grown a lot as a person by working here, and it made me realize everything it takes to work in a successful law firm and be a successful attorney.
Any last comments?
I thought it was a great experience and I thank everyone for the opportunity