My internship as the media intern at Canadian Lawyer/Law Times was beneficial to me, as a journalist with an interest in law. Not only did I have the opportunity to learn about the complex particularities of the legal system in Canada, I was able to network with lawyers and journalists in the field. The responsibilities I had ranged from independent story writing, to tasks meant to support larger stories or websites being completed by more senior staff. All-in-all, it was a beneficial experience.

 

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Practice. Precision. Perfection. If these words intimidate you, stop now. My placement at Thomson Reuters (Canadian Lawyer) was eye-opening. I had to learn the law quickly and write flawlessly. I had tedious tasks of sending 50 emails some days and creating Excel spreadsheets for ongoing research projects and future features.

 

But, I learned a lot and I had an amazing team to support me in every last query. My supervisors were tough, but fair. And those are the best ones. On day one, it felt like I was a part of a family. I met lawyers, I covered legal events, I was published, and through it all, I had a comfortable desk, and convenient commute. I got to live my dream job for six weeks, and I am a lot more confident and prepared for the future. 

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