Student Information

Student Name

Vanessa Lopez

Email

vlpz.h13@gmail.com

Academy

Law

Internship Information

Company/Organization: The Law Office of Marcia S. Kasdan

Mentor(s):Marcia S. Kasdan

Topic of Internship

Law

Background Information

The Law Office of Marcia S. Kasdan is composed up of a dedicated team of legal professionals with the goal of helping their clients to the best of their ability. The Law Office of Marcia S. Kasdan provides quality legal services. The firm was established in 2008 and is located in Hackensack. There is a wide variety of legal services offered at this firm however, the cases predominantly involve immigration. The firm also provides help in divorce, bankruptcy, child support and municipal court cases. A majority of the paralegals are bilingual thus, they help serve both the English and Spanish speaking communities. Despite the law firm having numerous active cases, each case is treated with importance. The staff of eleven work as a family in order to resolve each and every client’s unique case. The law firm might not be one of the biggest; nevertheless, it is distinguished for its immigration law.

Summary of Internship

Being an intern at The Law Office of Marcia S. Kasdan gave me the opportunity to experience how working at a professional law firm felt like. At first, I was nervous and anxious about becoming part of a workforce but those feelings were shaken off quickly. Everyone at the office is like a family, always looking out for one another. I could always count on my co-workers because they would drop everything they were doing to assist me. The office was welcoming and comfortable; however, being part of immigration is a serious matter. Some of my tasks at the office include setting appointments; and connecting these appointments to their paralegals or attorney. Additionally, I file cases; create and mail out payments; and review case files. I was always given something to accomplish at the law firm and treated just like a family member. I will always be thankful for the knowledge; such as the people skills that my mentor Marcia Kasdan has instilled in me. I am forever thankful for the valuable educational experience I received.

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