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Law Office of Ramiro Lopez PLLC

Spring 2018

Position: Law Intern
Student: IRG Senior 

I have been working at the Law Office of Ramiro Lopes for the past nine months. The office I work at primarily handles Personal Injury and Criminal Defense cases, for a majority of Spanish speaking clients. My office is in a house off Oltorf Street and 3rd Street. There is only one single attorney who runs the office, however it was previously a firm of two personal injury and criminal defense attorneys. There are three other legal assistants that work along with the attorney, along with myself. The majority of the office is bilingual in both English and Spanish.

A majority of what my work consists of is contacting insurance providers, creating claims, contacting medical providers and creating documents such as Letters of Protection and Letters of Representation, along with Stower’s Demands and disbursal statements. I create a lot of legal documents regarding client’s cases. I also help intake clients; primarily English speaking clients, who have been in a recent motor vehicle accident. When in taking clients I focus on getting the full story on their accident, it is beneficial to know everything about the accident and whether they took the EMS, went to the hospital or are still seeking medical care. As a legal assistant I also focus on fostering relationships with medical providers who take Letters of Protection and making sure that both the clients and the medical providers are happy. Possibly my favorite portion of my job is handling medical bill reductions and demands. With these forms and events I get to bargain and argue prices and settlements, to help get the client the most money out of their accident, as possible.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508