Company/Organization: Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi
Mentor(s):Daniel LaTerra, Esq.
Topic of Internship
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi is a law firm based in Fort Lee, Bergen County New Jersey and New York City, New York. The firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. With cumulative experience of over 80 years, they are uniquely experienced in trial law and have the versatility to handle any kind of case, however unique or specialized. Their successes span a wide range of cases. They have achieved significant verdicts and settlements in construction accidents involving major injuries to workers caused by equipment failures, product failures and the negligence of others. They have decades of experience handling major truck accidents and bus accidents involving death, severe brain injury and spinal injuries. Their firm is respected for achieving multi-million dollar settlements where death, permanent disability, permanent brain damage, blindness and spinal injury were caused by medical malpractice and surgical negligence. They are proud of their record of dedication and best results for clients. They are proud of the team spirit of their lawyers and legal assistants in their shared effort to zealously advocate for their clients. Most importantly they value greatly the confidence each client and their families have placed with them.
Summary of Internship
Interning at the Law Office of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi provided me with the opportunity to understand the details and composite of a law firm firsthand. There are a lot of roles and responsibilities of people in a law office that arenít actually publicized. Lawyers donít simply take cases and go to court every day out of the year. Iíve sat in on client meetings and depositions, as well as, attended arbitrations and settlement conferences. While Iíve been given the opportunity to shadow my mentor at those exciting events, Iíve also had days where Iíve sat in the office and assisted him. Iíve written letters, made phone calls, created medical memos, tabbed medical records, made copies, and taken notes on important facets of documents. Iíve done the work of both an attorney and a paralegal and my efforts have always been beneficial. Never once has there been nothing for me to do at all and time has always been invested in teaching me something new about the law. Iíve truly been made to feel like one of the employees here and treated with respect and equality. This comfortable and hospitable environment has given me a number of skills which will certainly be of use in the future, and for that I am very appreciative of everyone here at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi.
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