Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Groom Law Firm, P.C.

Summer 2010 Site Review

Position: File Clerk/Office Assistant
Student: Economics Sophomore

If you were a prospective law school student thinking of specializing in real estate and business law then an internship as an undergraduate student at Groom Law Firm, P.C. would be a great experience for you. It would give you an insight into your potential future as an attorney specializing in real estate and business law. You will be given tasks to complete that will improve your understanding and knowledge the legal industry. A typical day starts off with a joyful greeting by the paralegal at the front desk and a brief discussion with her about the tasks arranged for you to do during the day. You would then drop off your belongings in your office space at the firm, and then you would start your first task of the day. Your tasks may range from administrative work such as filing to reviewing and editing documents. For example, I reviewed and edited the fee agreement, estate planning guide and estate planning worksheet for Groom Law Firm, P.C. Occasionally, you may answer phone calls and do some shredding. You will also be given a one -hour lunch break that may be taken at anytime during the day. You will be responsible for detail, accuracy and organization in every task you do at the firm. Most importantly, you will be able to observe and see real attorneys at work. This will give you a good idea of whether or not you will enjoy being an attorney.

You may realize, after observing the attorneys at work, that you may not want to be an attorney or that you absolutely do want to be an attorney. Whether you are pursuing to become a real estate and business attorney or an attorney specializing in another field of law, an internship at Groom Law Firm, P.C. will definitely help you to make a mature and wise decision.

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    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508