My 50 Hours

Every law student interested in Family Law, in particular working with indigent clients, needs to intern at The Family Center.
Janine, The Family Center Legal Services Guest Blogger

Janine, The Family Center Legal Services Guest Blogger

The “baptism by fire” that serves as TFC’s orientation for interns was crucial to my experience there and I would not have had it any other way.  On my first day, I met with a client and drafted various court forms.  By the end of my first week, I had done client intake, sat in on case assessment meetings, researched various legal questions, provided clients with advice, drafted uncontested divorce papers and advance directives, and even visited with a client on my own to prepare a power-of-attorney.  On another occasion I met with a client to review his housing court judgment papers and provide advice for next steps, and even did my own case assessment.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at TFC.  As an evening student with limited availability to intern, TFC was exactly the type of hands-on experience I was hoping for.  Most importantly, it gave me the insight I needed to confirm my decision to pursue Family Law after graduation.

I learned so much and I can’t wait to work with Adam and his amazing team again!

-Janine Diljohn
NYLS – 4LE ’14

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