What Happens at an Internship?

"It has been an awesome experience so far and I have moved in a new direction in my career."

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What Happens at an Internship?

Cunha, Jonathan

Cunha, Jonathan

Cunha, Jonathan

Nicholas Lazzaro, Writer

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Students at MHS have the opportunity to do an internship in place of a class or two.  Internships give students a real life perspective of a career they may have been interested in. By doing an internship students have the opportunity to get a better understanding of the requirements and what is really involved in this career and if this is something they would or would not like to pursue after high school.  Senior Nick Lazzaro is currently doing an internship at a local law office in Millbury.  This is his experience so far.

This semester I began an internship at The Law offices of Keenan and Trudell, they are a small local firm with a staff of five, including myself. They primarily focus on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real estate Transactions, civil Litigation and Business Law. They specialize more specifically in Lease, purchase, sale and refinance of residential, commercial and industrial real estate. Estate planning and administration including wills, trusts and the settlement of estates upon death. Business services in organizing new businesses and operation and planning for existing businesses. The two lawyers cover about half each.

Some of my responsibilities revolve more on the administrative end of the business where I support the legal team. I make photocopies, prep case files, and get files ready prior to clients coming in. I also take on small projects. For example I did a complete audit of the filing system we had in place.  I also most recently have been updating the Corporation and LLC minutes and Annual Reports to be sent to the office of the Secretary of State. In addition to this I draft legal paperwork for the Real estate Transactions which includes digitizing legal descriptions for properties and deeds. I also have to navigate Mass Land Records to check on the status of properties.

I have learned almost everything in the description of what I do. I had no idea what it meant to have an estate or what it meant to probate. I had no clue how real estate transactions worked or what the vocab is. It has been an awesome experience so far and I have moved in a new direction in my career.

 

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