Week 4

It’s week 4 and I am absolutely exhausted! I don’t know whether I am feeling this way after the extreme activities over the weekend, or simply due to the lack of sleep. Now when I say lack of sleep (this is not by choice). I initially go to bed between 10 and 11pm, which gives me enough sleep as I get up at 7am. But over the past few days I have been waking up at 4am for no particular reason what so ever. I manage to get back to sleep, but essentially my nice long sleep is ruined. Anyways, this week has been okay. It hasn’t been extremely busy nor has it been dead quiet, however either way if there is nothing for me to do I use my spare time to update my blogs, journals and complete applications.

However this week I have carried out task different to ones I have done in the past. I started the week on Tuesday as I went to the closing for the Rajratnam trial where he was found to be not guilty. In my head I thought that’s what the jury would decide: the defense counsel was very good with how he presented his arguments and the evidence he used for support. So on Tuesday, I was given videos to watch and compare in relation to my findings of a transcript followed by a write up of my discussion with an Attorney. This was my first written piece of work, however I have realised (after reviewing and editing so many documents), I have developed better writing skills :). 

So I have just finished proof-reading and editing documents for an Attorney at the firm. Now looking at the time it has taken me a while to do! Proof-reading is one of a few tasks I am not fond off, however it is one of the most important things to do when finalisng important documents. And it’s for that reason why I appreciate the firms trust in giving me work to proof-read for them. As well as that I had to make some additional changes to the file (and I assume further work will need to be done soon).

The reason why I am blogging about this week now, is because I don’t see me having the time to do so on the weekend! This is because I am going to see BEYONCE and JAY-Z at the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. Ohhh I cannot wait for this!! So between now and then, I need to make sure I have a good nights sleep and loads of rest. Because there will be a lot of dancing, clapping, waving side to side and screaming (let’s just hope I don’t lose my voice) lol.

There is literally only 3-weeks left of my internship. It has gone so fast (I cannot believe it). I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends sooo much. It literally feels like forever (considering I only came back to London for a week then jetted off again!).

I warn you from now, look forward to the footage and pictures that I shall capture over the weekend. But for now enjoy your evening, whilst I sit here enjoying the day at work!

Anastasia.

It’s finally happening..

Have you ever been scared yet excited to finally do something you have always wanted or hoped to do? Now we all have dreams and goals, no matter how small or big they are. Whether it’s finally applying for that job you see advertised in the window on your daily routine, or the first time you have spoken aloud in front of a mass of people. Everyone gets nervous, it’s an emotional feeling we all experience and surprisingly it can bring out the best in you!

For as long as I can remember, I have always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. In what field? I am not quite sure, as I’m still trying to figure that out. If you was to ask me, what made me want to be a lawyer at first my instant response would be “I don’t even know”. However as the years went by and my decisions became more personal, I realised my passion for law was to help others who deserve to be treated in the right way and deserve to be represented. Now you may think that there are some people who don’t deserve to be represented and have no right to fight their case; whether it is criminal, domestic or even a contractual dispute. Though my view is that every person deserves the right to a fair trial and to be represented fairly and that is what inspires me to becoming a successful lawyer. Just think … imagine getting caught up in a situation that you had never expected but you are going down for doing something wrong – wouldn’t you expect to be represented?

Now, I spoke about nerves because I am about to finally do something I have always wanted to do! Yet I am nervous and excited at the same time. In 2 days I will be flying to the beautiful city known as “THE BIG APPLE” i.e. New York City as an intern for a prestigious law firm formally known as Spears & Imes LLP. This will be one of the best yet challenging experience so far in working towards my career. It is my first big experience and I will make the most out of it, whilst exploring the beautiful city: I look forward to capturing moments with words and pictures.

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Anastasia.