Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Legal Intern

May - November 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Unlike most undergraduate legal internships, I was given the discretion to work in matters typically reserved for law students. My daily tasks would include contacting clients, drafting motions, observing court, and working on custody and domestic violence cases. In various occasions, I sat in on meetings to reform Civil Gideon in Philadelphia, was exposed policy reforms, allowed to conduct client intakes, and staffed the Help Center in Philadelphia's Help Center. The experience I gained from this position not only advanced my professional development, but reformed my perception of advocacy standards.

What I wish was different


Do not shy away from asking legal question; the attorneys are well aware of undergraduate's limited knowledge on legal precedents and welcome curiosity.
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