Dear Mr McLaughlin,
I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity of work experience inn your firm. I honestly believe that without this introduction to the practical side of law I would not have been successful in gaining future employment.
Before coming to your firm, I had never worked in a legal practice and had no practical legal skills. I found that just being part of the environment was very valuable experience and seeing first hand the day-to-day running of a firm helped to put my law degree into perspective.
The work experience you provided allowed me to experience the inner workings of a law firm ‘from the ground up’ and gave me an appreciation of all work aspects in a law firm. I feel that this has helped me form relationships at my current firm with both Professional and Administration staff.
Although I was not running my own files or dealing with clients one-on-one I did find that general conversation with other practitioners at your firm provided an insight to the types of situations I could hope to experience as well as the advice that they gave me.
The work experience allowed me to actually confirm that I was following the right career path and that at least initially, working in practice practice is where I wanted to be.
Thank you again for allowing me this opportunity.