Miller Johnson Attorneys Internship


Miller Johnson Attorneys Internship

Experience Information

Employer: Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, PLC
Job Title: Pre-Law Student Intern
Major: Political Science
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: Yes
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C started as a six-lawyer firm in 1959. Today, Miller Johnson has grown to become a team of over 90 attorneys with offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Based in Michigan, the firm prides on serving its neighbors whether they be small family-owned businesses or large publicly held entities. Additionally, Miller Johnson also serves corporate, institutional, and individual clients around the world. Today, Miller Johnson is regionally ranked in 45 practice areas.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

During my time at Miller Johnson, I completed a variety of tasks and projects. I conducted legal research and fact investigation, reviewed legal documents, wrote reports, and drafted legal memorandums, analyzed active litigation and supported case preparation, filed Freedom of Information Act requests, and acquired police reports.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

While at Miller Johnson, I gain knowledge in over 12 different practice areas which included: Business and Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Immigration, Criminal, Estate Planning, Employment and Labor, Insurance Policyholder Counseling and Recovery, Personal Taxation, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Privacy and Cybersecurity. Furthermore, I also obtained technical skills in Westlaw, ICLE Partnership, eCrash, and the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Purchasing System.

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part of the Pre-Law Internship experience was that I was able to get real work experience in active litigation cases. This was my favorite part of the internship because I was able to intellectually challenge myself and gain valuable knowledge, while at the same time making an impact on others in the community.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

This experience has positively influenced my future career goals because it solidified my dream of becoming a lawyer. Through the internship, I was encouraged to learn and explore as many practice areas as I could, which provided me with the building blocks necessary to succeed in law school, and eventually become an accomplished lawyer.

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