Work Experience at Freedman & Gopalan

I recently completed a week of work experience at Freedman & Gopalan Solicitors and absolutely loved it. From the moment I stepped into their CBD office, I was welcome

Throughout the week, I had the opportunity to engage in various legal tasks, from learning about chronologies and affidavits to writing articles on family law topics, which helped improve my knowledge of the legal system and current affairs. I was also entrusted with administrative duties such as scanning and destroying enquiries, writing my own chronologies, archiving cases, and operating legal programs like LEAP. These hands-on activities provided invaluable insights into the workings of a law firm. Additionally, I was able to read through past matters whilst completing these tasks, some of which I was really engrossed in. As Freedman & Gopalan is centred primarily around family law, I learnt the most about the legal logistics behind divorce, adoption, and domestic violence.

One of the highlights for me was being able to ask experienced Australian lawyers as many questions as I liked. Contrary to the stereotypes of lawyers always being serious and intimidating, the atmosphere at Freedman & Gopalan was very welcoming and approachable. The team demonstrated professionalism alongside warmth, often cracking jokes and making sure I felt included. As someone with no lawyers in the family and limited exposure to the legal field, this was an invaluable opportunity for me to gain insight, guidance, and advice. I could tell Mittu Gopalan, the firm’s principal solicitor, was a busy woman but she seemed very connected to her staff and frequently took the time to check up on me, which I valued.

Overall, my time at Freedman & Gopalan Solicitors has been immensely worthwhile. I left with a deeper understanding of the legal profession, newfound confidence, and a genuine appreciation for the work lawyers do. For anyone considering a career in law or simply seeking insight into the inner workings of a law firm, I wholeheartedly recommend Freedman & Gopalan. It’s an experience I won’t forget, and I am grateful to have been offered it.

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