Student Information

Student Name

Genesis Guzman

Email

gguzman.genesis@aol.com

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi

Mentor(s):Daniel LaTerra, Esq.

Topic of Internship

Legal Assistant

Background Information

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 work to ensure the best result for their client's situation. The attorneys and legal assistants are each hard working individuals who greatly value their client's cases.

Summary of Internship

Being an intern at the Law Office of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi provided me with the opportunity to learn from an amazing team of attorneys and legal assistants. Although many may assume the law is like advertised shows, such as Law & Order, it is very different. Lawyers have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to: client meetings, writing letters, keeping track of medical records, preparing and attending depositions, and attending court. I have sat in on client meetings and depositions, as well as, wrote letters to medical providers and called clients. What seems like busy work is actually very beneficial to build a case. Simple tasks like copying, filing, calling clients, writing letters, and so forth help in the long run for each and every case. Observing and taking notes has helped me better understand the everyday tasks of a personal injury attorney. This law firm is very successful due to its team of intelligent, assiduous, and diligent legal workers. I am proud to say that I have learned a lot and interning at this law office has increased my interest in the law field. The welcoming and friendly environment has made me feel very comfortable. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to intern at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi because of the accomplishments I was able to make here. I am extremely lucky to have worked with a team that has educated me with law and non-law related aspects of life.

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