What is it like spending a summer as an aspiring attorney in DLA Piper’s Chicago office? Whether it has been from conversations during lunches, coffee breaks, in the hallway or in their offices, the community of lawyers, librarians, paralegals, and support staff in Chicago together have taught me lessons about being a lawyer that I will take with me throughout the rest of law school and my career. For one, being a lawyer means understanding the needs of our clients and fighting for the best outcome for them as possible. Just as important, being a lawyer means being committed to volunteerism and the community.
Two unique experiences in the Chicago office show how DLA Piper is committed to developing us into the best attorneys we can be.