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A perfect Pre-law experience


Experience Information

Employer: Miller Johnson Attorneys at Law
Job Title: Pre-law intern
Major: International Relations
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: Yes

Description of the Organization

Miller Johnson Attorneys at law is the second biggest law firm in the Grand Rapids area. They specify in an array of law including employment, immigration, family, and many more. They work to serve the Grand Rapids community and anyone in need of some legal help.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

I worked on various tasks an projects with different attorneys. I was able to work with clients in the immigration field and the medical insurance field, as well as attending a deposition and accompanying an attorney to court. I was available to help the attorneys and the rest of the staff with any task needed including getting hold of clients, researching a certain topic, researching files, and organizing different files.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I was able to experience what it is like to work in a real life law firm. I learned how to properly dress, conduct myself, and act around attorneys, judges, and clients. I also became more knowledgeable in different fields of law that I had not experienced before. It also helped me decide what kind of law I might want to study and practice in the future.

Favorite Part of the Experience

I was able to work with the attorneys outside of the office. We did community service together and I was able to join many of them for work parties and trainings offered by the company. It was wonderful actually seeing what my life could be like 10 years down the road.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

I was able to work with different attorneys and see many different kinds of law and I am so fortunate for that. Going into this internship I had a small idea of what I wanted to do but after actually working in that field i realized it was exactly what I wanted to do. It helped me narrow down the law schools I wanted to go to and places that I might want to look for a job someday.

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