Keilon La Barrie - Building Foundations And Dreams

Keilon La Barrie

2013 Recipient

Keilon La Barrie
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Keilon was a paid interns at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Futures and Options program which helps underserved youth explore careers and guides them to further education.  Mr La Barrie graduates in top 15% of his class and demonstrated all of the qualities required to become a Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship winner.

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

    Adam Leitman Bailey named  Keilon La Barrie the ninth recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship respectively. Mr. La Barrie is a member of the 2013 graduating class of George Westinghouse High School.

     

     

     

     

    ``Working for you has been a privilege that only a select few are able to obtain and it has truly been a blessing. Because of you, I’m now the first of my family to graduate college as an immigrant from Trinidad...``
    La Barrie Thanks Adam Leitman Bailey For All His Support 5 Years On

    Dear Adam,

    Five years ago I was granted the opportunity to intern at what is still one of best places I’ve ever worked. The atmosphere you have built at ALB PC is phenomenal and it represents so many characteristics of success. Working for you has been a privilege that only a select few are able to obtain and it has truly been a blessing. Because of you, I’m now the first of my family to graduate college as an immigrant from Trinidad. Bringing my siblings and I to the United States, putting us through the school system, and pushing for our citizenship was no small task for my mother. However, because of your generous opportunities I can honestly say you have helped my family in so many ways that we will forever be thankful for. Mr. Harrison impacted your life, and you’ve impacted my family’s, mine, and many others. The undergraduate process didn’t go as smooth as I had intended, but you didn’t give up on me, you always motivated me to keep striving and to work harder the following semester. You have been a mentor, a friend and a walking inspiration in every sense of the word. I’m forever thankful and will continue to hold the values that you have taught me dear and near, as I now begin my journey to one day be in a position like yourself so that I can also begin to impact other lives.

    I graduated SUNY at Buffalo State with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a major GPA of 3.28 and although it’s not the best story. I assure you it’s not the ending. I currently have an interview scheduled with Apple for a Genius (It Specialist) Position, I’ve applied to the MACH program with Microsoft and I’m also currently waiting to hear back from them in addition to actively applying to other companies in the process. I intend to obtain work experience in my field before going on to begin my Masters degree. This summer I’ll also be studying to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exam in addition to working.

    My family and I thank you as well as the rest of ALB PC for everything. You believed in me, never gave up on me and none of this would be possible without you.

    Thank you,

    Keilon La Barrie

    SCHOLARSHIP TESTIMONIAL

    A suggestions that I have I for anyone out there that is looking for an internship and really wants the best experience overall as a person that would help you develop, I would say definitely apply to work at ALB PC because it is the best place to be.

    My name is Keilon LaBarrie, I am 18 years old, I am a senior at George Washington High School.My role here at ALB has been interning as a law clerk.

    Working at ALB has been awesome experience, getting to know everybody and getting to understand what it is like to work in an office environment.

    Yes, I did. He was extremely helpful, helping me through my college process, he helped me revise my essays several times and helped me a lot with just getting through the whole process in a timely fashion.

    The type of tasks I performed at ALB varied from running errands to making drops at the post office, filing, organizing the stock room, several other things like making affidavits of service.

    I learned a lot from working here, but one of the things I learned the most was, I have to say, what is like to be in a professional setting around people on a day to day basis and learning how much effort and determination it takes to succeed at the job that you do.

    The one thing that would stand out in my mind from working here is the amazing people and how well they treat you, help you succeed at the tasks you are given, and just any overall, the type of advise they give you on how to be successful.

    The best aspect of working at ALB I would have to say the type of people that you meet and how you get to work with the attorneys one on one on certain cases and you really get to learn a lot and develop as a person.

    A suggestions that I have I for anyone out there that is looking for an internship and really wants the best experience overall as a person that would help you develop, I would say definitely apply to work at ALB PC because it is the best place to be.

    SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON 2017

    2017 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon

    Scholarship recipients, old and new, joined Adam Leitman Bailey at the new firm offices on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 for the annual Scholars Luncheon. Taking in the new scenery (for all but our current high school interns, it was their first visit to the Battery Park space), everyone reflected upon their time at the firm, thanking Adam for the opportunities and experiences it provided.

    Each year, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., in conjunction with Building Foundations and Dreams, sits down with these inspiring students (from the most recent university graduates to rising college freshmen) to honor their hard work and celebrate their outstanding achievements, both inside and out of the classroom. At the annual luncheon, the recipients have the chance to talk one-on-one with Mr. Bailey, network with one another, and provide the firm with their latest updates – new jobs, awards received in the previous semester, and other exciting adventures in their personal and professional lives. This year was particularly special, as it marked the tenth year of the scholarship’s existence.

    Scholarship Winners - Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.