Friday, August 11, 2006

Goodbye, Summer

Today is my last day at work. It has really been a wonderful summer. All the attorneys and staff members at Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar have treated me very well. Although we've had fun firm activities and lots of nice free lunches, what's meant the most to me is that I've gotten to really work. Within the first few minutes after I arrived my first day, I was already digging in to a case. I've had lots of opportunities to contribute substantively to a whole host of cases in a variety of areas of the law. Much of my work has been flipped around and given straight to the client, which I take as a compliment. I've done work for all sorts of clients - everyone from a friend of an associate to some very sophisticated blue-chip clients. I did work in a dozen areas of the law, sat in on a motion hearing (which we won!), and even drafted a motion that was filed in court (which I hope we win!). It's really been an incredible experience.

This week, the firm's managing partner and recruiting coordinator took me out to lunch. They asked me for some feedback about the firm and the firm's summer program. I had mostly glowing things to say, but gave a couple constructive criticisms, which they were delighted to hear. After that, they gave me some feedback on my performance, which was more kind than it probably should have been, and then they made me an offer to return to the firm! It was really exciting - getting an offer is about the best way to finish your summer at a law firm. After making the offer for me to return next summer, the firm said they'd understand if I went elsewhere next year, just to expose myself to more areas of the law, or to other types of firms. There's no telling where Rosa and I will be next summer or what type of firm we'll be at. But regardless, it's nice to know that Manning Curtis will give me a nice recommendation, and that I'm hopefully always welcome back here.

Sweet.

10 comments:

Stupidramblings said...

Congrats man. I think you'll do great if and when you return to the firm.

My wife [Limpy] had her baby yesterday.

I hope you and R are doing well...

davecharliebrown said...

congrats on the baby, my dawg. you're such a dad now.

barb said...

dave-
i can't remember... were we in the same ward freshamn year? i can't remember if that's how i knew you. i was reading through your old posts. when did you get married? is your wife really from italy or family from italy?
it's awesome that you're almost (?) a lawyer! congrats! you're so young to be done with that already. talk to ya later.

barb said...

p.s. i swear i'm not stalking you dave (on the east coast... which ever state it is). hahaha!
but, i did add a link to your blog on mine:) hoorah!

Stupidramblings said...

Dave and barb you know each other from the same source you know me. barb's husband sings bass.

barb said...

dear stupid-
i know that.

p.s. i knew him from somewhere else before. so take that.

Jay Parma said...

Dave,

Glad you had a good Summer work experience. They want you back, but the may by fighting with Jones Day.
Anyway good luck with your school. I spoke with Rosa and she was sad. She misses you already

PapaParma

Kyles said...

Charlie Brown... you truly are amazing! Props to Rosa for still putting up with you! It's nice to hear that things are going so well for you. But then I figured you to be one that would go out and make things happen. You are a mover and a shaker and one great kingdom builder!

davecharliebrown said...

barb - i can't remember either. i think mutual friends. did you know tyler tiberius?

kylee - hey! look who's talking...

amber nicole said...

can you say constructive "criticisms"?? just wondering :)

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