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CandacefJ

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Review for Innocence Matters, Torrance, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I loved my experience with Innocence Matters. Working with Deirdre O'Connor as an intern was an invaluable experience. It sharpened my practical lawyering skills. In law school they teach you how to read cases and analyze law. At Innocence Matters I learned how to prepare a case, think through a trial, and investigate. As a lawyer I still use the investigation techniques I learned from Innocence Matters in every case that comes my way.

I cannot say enough how much I appreciate my internship at Innocence Matters. Not only did it teach me practical lawyering skills, but I was able to learn these skills while working on cases that posed significant consequences. I worked on cases and talked to clients that were in a position where the odds were stacked against them and I helped to advocate for them. Those who study and practice the law have an obligation to understand the impact it has on people's lives. Regardless of what type of law you wish to practice Innocence Matters will teach you the legal skills and conscientious mentality necessary to make a great attorney. Get involved, you won't regret it!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer