Public Relations and The Practice of Law

As a college student aspiring to attend law school, just the thought of interning for Larry Rice of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC was exhilarating. From the moment I walked through the door on my first day, I knew this summer would be occupied by experiences any college student would die for. Attending court for the first time, sitting in on potential client meetings, all while adapting to the atmosphere of a law firm, has already been an amazing adventure. The first week not only exceeded my expectations, but it created even more of a drive within myself to work harder in achieving my dream of attending law school.

Majoring in public relations made me question being prepared for law school. It was quickly proven, not only is public relations important for any field of work, but especially in the practice of law. As I have learned in classes, public relations is the practice of building mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their public, which is exactly what Larry exemplifies. It is clear that his determination and concern for his clients is what makes him not only a successful attorney, but author and speaker as well. How lucky am I to have the opportunity to learn from an attorney other attorneys crave to learn from in his seminars?

Deeply caring about his clients and their happiness, Larry has already taught me more than any classroom possibly could. Always being told first hand experiences are the best for learning, I don’t think I truly understood that until interning for Larry. Leaving the office already wanting to return, I have immensely enjoyed the first step towards my future. Thanks to Larry I have discovered a passion of learning law from a public relations standpoint I hope to carry into my career.