My 2021 summer internship at Kim & Bae has taught me a great deal both professionally and personally — invaluable lessons that will serve me well in the future. Whether it was daily lunches with the other interns and lawyers here, conducting extensive legal research for various types of cases, or sitting in on meetings with different lawyers, I found each moment of my time here to be unique and great learning experiences.
I could not have learned this much if not for the amazing team here at Kim & Bae. Starting from my first day, I felt immensely welcomed and appreciated. Whenever I had a question (a lot of questions), I could walk right into any of the lawyers or legal assistants’ rooms to ask them.
Special shout-out to Mr. Kim and Ms. Bae for providing me with the opportunity to work at and learn from their firm, and especially for being role models that I aspire to be like one day. The more I spent time with them, the more I realized the astounding impact they had in the greater Bergen County/NYC area, the Korean-American community as a whole, and with every person that they worked with — something I wish to do in my own future legal career.
Last but not least, thank you to Hailey for guiding me throughout my internship, as well as keeping me full throughout the day with daily snacks and food Though I’ll leave the Kim & Bae family after this summer, I’ll carry on the lessons learned from everyone here, and I couldn’t have wished for a better summer.