One of the best feelings in the world is
discovering you truly enjoy what you’re
meant to do.
My experience as the Summer 2008 Law Clerk at Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., was one-of-a-kind. From day one, I was both challenged and encouraged to produce the best work product possible. WRPR is truly dedicated to its Clerkship Program and I am honored to have been a part of it. The interview process is intense, involving an initial interview at your school followed by a day-long second interview at the firm. The callback interview allows you to view how the attorneys interact with one another. The members of WRPR actually like one another and the camaraderie they display is unrivaled. Attorneys who are truly interested in each other’s successes have built the foundation for an inspirational work environment. After my callback interview, I could not wait for the chance to become a part of WRPR.
Upon my arrival for the summer I was provided with a mentor who took to the time to guide me both personally and professionally. My mentor was never too busy to answer my questions or to ensure that I was finding the proper balance necessary to be a success. Additionally, I was provided with my own assistant. The support staff at WRPR is hardworking and knowledgeable: My assistant was invaluable to me.
WRPR has three large focus areas of practice: civil litigation, labor and employment, and business. My clerkship involved rotating through the primary areas of practice in order to be fully immersed in each section. The rotation allowed me to engage in experiences and conversations with the entire firm rather than simply being pigeon-holed in one area. I was also provided with a section-specific mentor. Additionally, WRPR provides legal expertise in immigration law, worker’s compensation, and has a flourishing government law section.
While at WRPR, I attended interest arbitrations, trials (both bench and jury), and numerous bargaining sessions. I participated in client interviews, investigatory sessions and section meetings. I was entrusted with a variety of projects from the writing and filing of motions to the fielding of phone calls from adverse attorneys. Also, I was invited to interact with a multitude of clients and other local businesses through a variety of client development activities. WRPR did not hide me away from clients nor was I locked in a library to churn out research projects. I was fully integrated into the firm and given the opportunity to excel everyday.
My experience at WRPR was challenging, enlightening and motivating. WRPR’s Clerkship Program provides you with a realistic view of life in the legal world. I truly enjoyed working at WRPR and cannot wait to return next Fall. If you’re interested in having a wonderful, real-life experience at a firm that genuinely cares about your growth and success, WRPR is the firm for you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding my experience or about WRPR.
Daneille M. Strong