Volunteering with FLAP has been a wonderful way for me to connect with the Chicago community and at the same time improve on core practical skills that I will need as a future attorney. At FLAP, every project I worked on presented new issues and challenges. I had the opportunity to gain new perspectives on the litigation process in a realistic setting that my law school classes could never alone have shown me. Overall, my time with FLAP offered a highly eye-opening experience from a practical standpoint, as well as an extremely rewarding and meaningful way to work on behalf of the clients that FLAP represents.
I had an amazing experience at FLAP. I learned a lot about the employment law statutes and drafted several documents that allowed me to explore the real world while in law school. Although I had great supervision I was also able to be an independent worker and work on documents on my own. I had the opportunity to draft complaints, demand letter, preservation letters, motions and conduct paystub analysis. I wish I did not have to leave FLAP, but because of this experience I realize non-profit sector is my calling.
I truly enjoyed the 6 months that I volunteered for FLAP as a pro bono attorney. I helped draft complaints, compute damage calculations, evaluate employment handbooks and summarize files. Not only did this give me invaluable labor and employment law experience, but it felt great to give back to the community, especially to workers who make so little and deserve to receive their earned wages. Seeing Alexandra’s passion for FLAP and devotion to her clients is truly inspiring. It was an absolute pleasure volunteering for FLAP!