When I had my work experience at Freedman and Gopalan Solicitors I was given many different tasks throughout the four days that I was there. Some of the more basic tasks I did were scan and destroy, archiving and delivering packages. These basic but necessary tasks allowed me to understand how to navigate myself properly through an average day at work and get a taste for what my future would be like if I choose this area of work. It also allowed me to get familiar with the technology needed in a job like this. I also worked on writing articles throughout the week. These allowed me to explore interesting current topics and develop my writing skills.
However, my two favourite tasks were completing chronologies and sitting in during a meeting. The chronologies allowed me to see the different factors that are important in a case and how they need to be arranged in order to allow for a simple dissection of everything that occurred. When observing the meeting I got to see where to direct the conversation, what was the necessary information, what steps are meant to be taken when just starting a case and how to deal with these types of potentially emotional situations in a calm and professional manner. Both of these tasks gave me a deeper understanding of the steps that are taken in a working on a case.
I was especially thrilled and lucky to be welcomed by the amazing staff here. I was never afraid to ask any questions and their guidance was very helpful in knowing what to do. I don’t think I would have gotten so much out of the experience if the staff wasn’t as approachable and kind. I was very thankful to have the opportunity to have work experience here and I am grateful for the many skills I learnt throughout the week. This experience has made me even more sure of my path in the future and helped me be less afraid of what my future will look like.
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