For our latest intern’s exit interview, we thought we might ask him to write a post about his experience for our blog. After a couple of minutes of mildly flipping out, our young friend came up with this gem of a piece. Needless to say, his experience was as valuable a learning experience for all of us at OTP as it was for his chosen path, and we wish him all the best in his law career.

I’m not a lawyer. For that matter, I’m not a paralegal either (not yet anyway, on both counts). I work for a lawyer, though. And as I trudge through my 9 to 6 weekdays running through cases with him, analyzing evidence and pouring through his mess of letters, authorities and court forms, I have slowly come to the realization that the legal profession, as highly regarded as it is, does not age well.