Summer Associate Blog


Week 9 2018

This Summer Went By So Fast!

This week was almost entirely spent preparing for the mock trial on Monday. Jeff and...

Week 9 2018

Mock Trial Playlist

Well, it all led to this. Weeks of preparation all culminating with the mock trial...

Week 9 2018

The Mock Trial!

Before I discuss my experience competing in this year’s Summer Associate Program mock trial, I...

Week 9 2018

What Do You Mean this Summer is Already Over?!

The past two weeks of my life has been consumed with mock trial preparation, and...

Week 8 2018

Mock Trial Prep & Flow Charts

How can there be only two weeks of summer left?! I really can’t believe how...

Week 8 2018

Multiple Points of View

This past week was busy, since it was the first full week of prep for...

Week 8 2018

Practice, Practice and More Practice

I know that I keep saying this every week, but week 8 was by far...

Week 8 2018

Case Presentations and Soccer Games

What a week! I may have consumed multiple cups of coffee every day, and I...

Week 7 2018

Mock Trial Preparation

Although the other summer associates and I did not have any workshops for the mock...

Week 7 2018

Mock Trial Packet Unveiled

Week 7 was a short holiday week and a nice switch-up from last week’s packed...

Week 7 2018

Off to the Races: Mock Trial Packets Distributed!

This week was a short week since Wednesday was a holiday, but the work never...

Week 7 2018

Finding the Needle in the Haystack

Last week was a weird one. Independence Day falling in the middle of the week...

Week 6 2018

Rumberger Traditions and Winning Rays

I know I say this every week, but this week was exceptionally busy! I began...

Week 6 2018

Closing Arguments and More

This past week was a great one not only because of the closing argument workshop...

Week 6 2018

A Bit Slower, but Still Great

Week 6 was a little slower than the weeks preceding it, which was a nice...

Week 6 2018

Double the Workshops, Double the Practical Experience

This week wins the prize for the busiest, but most exciting week of the program...

Week 5 2018

Gaining a Ton of Practical Experience

These weeks keep going by faster and faster! It feels like just yesterday that I...

Week 5 2018

The Halfway Point!

We are officially at the halfway point! It’s unbelievable how fast the first half of...

Week 5 2018

Hearings Loaded with Defendants

This week was a busy one! I began the week by attending the associate college...

Week 5 2018

Depos and Depos and More Depos

Hard to believe the summer program is halfway done. After doing substantive legal work for...

Week 4 2018

Research, Research and a Depo

As I sit down to write this week’s blog post, I cannot believe that it...

Week 4 2018

Memos and Motions

I thought the first three weeks were busy . . . until I experienced week...

Week 4 2018

Keeping Organized

Week four was a great week because I finally submitted my brief! When I first...

Week 4 2018

Things Get Serious

This week’s blog starts out with a story, but I promise it will all tie...

Week 3 2018

A Week Full of Depositions

This week put my skills to the next level. I was given a few different...

Week 3 2018

A Third of the Summer has Already Gone By!

It’s weird to think that nearly a third of the summer is already gone when...

Week 3 2018

The Summer is Flying By!

I started week three by submitting a research assignment regarding sanctions that could be imposed...

Week 3 2018

Drafting an Entire Motion to Dismiss to Depos

Week 3 came and went faster than either of the previous two weeks, mostly because...

Week 2 2018

Short Week, But Don’t Be Fooled

Week two proved to be just as eventful as week one despite a long holiday...

Week 2 2018

No slowing down

Things didn’t slow down in my second week at Rumberger. In fact, they only got...

Week 2 2018

Practicing Motions

Another fun and eventful week! I cannot believe week two has already come and gone!...

Week 2 2018

Our First Workshop and More

Week 1 was a great intro into what working at Rumberger was like—I got to...

Week 1 2018

And So It Begins!

Before I left for the Orlando office on day one, I was engulfed with feelings...

Week 1 2018

What an Incredible First Week!

The week began by having all four of the summer associates arrive at the Orlando...

Week 1 2018

A Jam-Packed and Eventful Week!

Just a little over two weeks ago, I was finishing up studying for my last...

Week 1 2018

Week One Down

My first week as a summer associate was full of new faces and a lot...