In addition, Jones Foster provided the opportunity to attend a number of events including The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Society 41st Annual Legislative Case Law Update at the Breakers in Palm Beach where I was able to learn about current changes in Florida statutory laws, recent court decisions, and also network with attorneys who attended from cities throughout Florida.
Q: What is one of your most significant accomplishments during your time at Jones Foster?
During my time as a Summer Associate, I had the opportunity to work directly with one of the Corporate & Tax attorneys to research and draft multiple articles that discussed the benefits and challenges of investing in cryptocurrency from a tax perspective, as well as current best practices when it comes to placing these particular types of assets into a will or trust. This experience exposed me to a new and rapidly growing area of law, and I look forward to continuing my research into the developing laws of cryptocurrency and utilizing my knowledge after I graduate from law school next year to help guide my clients into optimizing their investments in digital currency.
Q: What advice would you share with other J.D. candidates interested in a summer associate experience?
First and foremost, I would advise other J.D. candidates interested in a summer associate experience to be flexible and open-minded on assignments. Each assignment given is an opportunity to gain exposure to various aspects of the law and allows you to develop and learn critical legal skills. Take notes, ask a lot of questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for additional learning opportunities.
Also, utilize the Firm resources! The Firm gives access to many research tools and has an in-house librarian and IT staff that are well-versed in navigating each resource to ensure that your experience is as successful as possible.
Q: What aspects of the Firm culture or dynamics did you most appreciate during your time with us?
During the summer, I observed and appreciated the close-knit dynamic at the Firm—from attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants to Human Resources and IT professionals. Each person working at the Firm has an individualized specialty and is quick to offer up their expertise and services to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.