My name is Abby McJunkin and I am a senior at Dorman High school. Interning at A Business Law Firm this semester has granted the opportunity to not only learn more about the legal system, but also what owning a law firm entails on a day-to-day basis.
As a prospective law student, the opportunity to spend time observing the daily aspects of operating a firm is invaluable, regardless of what specific area of law I decide to practice in the future. Participating in an internship is far more than just a great resume builder. Case management, building client relationships, and the dynamics of running a business is not taught in the classroom.
Due to Covid-19, opportunities for me to observe court proceedings has been limited. Despite this, I have been able to be a part of virtual hearings and prep meetings for court proceedings with clients.
As with any endeavor, this open door has led to more open doors. Recently, one of our partners connected me with an attorney who owns a criminal defense practice in Columbia. Spending the day with her exposed me to other areas aside from the practices at A Business Law Firm. Shadowing other attorneys is a great learning experience, and an experience I will be able to continue to have in the future due to the connections of the attorneys at A Business Law Firm.