In high school we are taught to focus on one goal, success in life. Since I have been in school this has been shoved in my face to a point in which I believe education equals success and success means the amount of money in your wallet. All of this changed when I started my internship along with two fellow classmates at the Marcari, Russotto, Spencer, & Balaban Law Firm.
Once I arrived, I was given a warm welcome by CFO, Steve Foti who gave us background information on the firm. He also took the time to get to know a little about each of us as individually. He assigned me with the honor of working with the litigation attorney, Phil Bradfield and litigation paralegal, Sharon Hardee. I spent most of my time learning under Sharon. In between assignments I took the opportunity to conduct my three required one-on-one interviews. I interviewed Steve Foti, Phil Bradfield and paralegal assistant Amanda Burge. I knew I was going to get a wide range of answers from each interview. This gave me even more insight to the law firm as a whole.
Each individual came from different walks of life. They all had one thing in common; they truly love what they do at MRSB and love being able to help people every day. How can everyone in one office love what they do? That is not what is supposed to happen right? Wrong. What I quickly realized is that everyone at the law firm had a different definition of success as I had previously understood. All the employees I talked to defined success as helping the client find justice in the best way possible. They spend every moment of their day devoted to the clients so that no case is forgotten or overlooked. The dedication that I saw in their work showed me that if you have the passion and dedication to change something then you are a real success.
Thank you for the experience,
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