Q: Can you please begin by stating your name and a little bit about yourself
A: My name is Giovanni Moore. I am a senior at Millenium Brooklyn High School and I will be attending SUNY Genessee in the Fall.
Q: Great. And what is your role here at ALBPC?
A: I am the high school intern, I’ve been interning here since the fall.
Q: And who do you work closest to here?
A: I work close to the paralegals, the Landlord-Tenant paralegals. And with Jamie Schare Friedland, she is also one of the attorneys for the Landlord-Tenant Department. So, I basically work for the Landlord-Tenant Department.
Q: And what kind of tasks does this department have you doing?
A: I usually make copies of petitions and I deliver the petitions to DLS which is a document servicing company. And I also work with Jamie to file away important documents and basically make sure that all the files are where they need to be, so when they are needed, they can be found.
Q: And what have you learned by being here at ALBPC and having all those responsibilities?
A: I would say I learned to balance having a job and school. It’s made me more disciplined, sometimes I may come here, I am stressed out from school, and I go home and I am able to focus on my school work and basically balance out having a lot of things on your place which I think it’s very important going into college. When you know how to balance extra curricular and your school work, being able to maintain my grades and that’s something I’ve learned. And also, I learned a little bit about how tenants get evicted when, say, they don’t pay their rent or when they are destructing their apartment and areas like that. So basically landlord v. tenant cases.
Q: So do you feel like your experience here has influenced you for your future goals at all, moving forward to SUNY Genessee and all?
A: I think that it showed me – I mean, I would like to become an attorney, so it showed me one type of law that I can study, I am not sure what kind of lawyer I would like to become. But they showed me the real estate side and I know pretty much what goes on in real estate law from being here.
Q: So this internship gave you a lot of opportunity?
Q: And would you recommend this internship to other interns?
A: Absolutely. I think even a student doesn’t want to pursue law – it teaches you – it helps you build your character and teach you a lot of skills that are life-long skills and can stay with you for the rest of your life. Like self-discipline – that’s definitely going to be essential for me when I go to college so things like that are very helpful to have an internship to gain skills that are going to help you for the rest of your life.