Last Tuesday, the summer associates had mid-summer reviews to discuss our experiences and work products thus far.  I am happy to report that we all lived to tell the tale, despite Michael’s joking throughout the day that he had been ordered to pack up and go (after finishing his latest assignment, of course).
The review process was remarkably painless.  With less than half of our time here remaining, the main focus of the meeting was to ensure that, going forward, we have the tools and experiences that we need from the firm to make decisions about which departments we hope to be placed in and which partners we would prefer to work with.
Our supervisors immediately set about meeting the requests we voiced during our reviews.  During my meeting, I requested to sit in on a deposition and to work on a litigation-focused Insolvency project.  The next morning, I was presented with two deposition tag-along opportunities for next week.  By Thursday, I was assigned my litigation-focused Insolvency project, which I completed today.

Bilzin Sumberg‘s attention to what we summers want for ourselves is one of the greatest strengths of the program.  We have a great deal of flexibility to forge our own paths here and experience the type of work that most interests us.