• Pro Bono,  Summer@Weil

    Getting Experience by Giving Back

    One of the best parts of my experience as a summer associate at Weil has been the level of involvement in pro bono matters that I’ve gotten to do throughout the summer. Weil attorneys have ample opportunity to give back to the community through various pro bono matters and the firm truly encourages it. Throughout my summer, I’ve had the opportunity to work on various pro bono matters with both junior associates and partners. I was able to attend an oral argument in a courthouse for one of the pro bono matters I was working on, which was one of the highlights of my summer. Some of the most valuable…

  • Assignments,  Summer@Weil

    The Weil, Weil White Plains

    I always heard that I should take advantage of any observational opportunities that I can during the summer program, so when I was invited to sit in on a proceeding in a federal bankruptcy court in White Plains, New York, I was both excited and curious as to what I would experience. My only conception of what actually went on inside a courtroom came from what I learned in law school and T.V. shows, so I really had no idea what it would be like. The appearance and atmosphere of the courtroom was about what I expected, albeit more laid back than courtrooms on television. What surprised me was the…

  • Pro Bono,  Summer@Weil

    Entrepreneurship through Pro Bono

    My time spent working on a pro bono project at Weil was definitely one of my favorite experiences of the summer. I was given the opportunity to work with an organization that helps under-resourced entrepreneurs build businesses. Working with start-up organizations is not something Weil is usually involved with. This coupling of pro bono and a new area of law for the attorneys involved provided me with a large degree of responsibility that I wouldn’t have been able to get otherwise. For this project I was the first person to research and draft multiple different documents related to the businesses’ Articles of Incorporation and other supplementary documents. Because we were…