The Locke Law Group
A friend and fellow St Mary’s University Law Student, Matthew Kiehn, did some pro bono work during Winter break. He met Shannon Locke, a partner at The Locke Law Group, at the courthouse. Shannon expressed to Matthew that he was interested in hiring a law clerk for Family Law. Matthew knew I was interested in Family Law, so he told me about the offer. I emailed Mr. Locke and got an interview with him and Jennifer Locke, a partner at The Locke Law Group. I was hired and began working part-time in February and full-time in May.
What was the most surprising thing you learned at your job?
The most surprising thing I learned at my job is how wrong the negative stereotype is of fathers not wanting to be in their child’s life as much as mothers do.
What do/did you like most about your job?
I have a favorite experience at the firm: An adoption was granted for three children. When the hearing was over, I heard the children say, “Yay you’re our mommy now.” It brought tears to my eyes.
How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path?
Working at The Locke Law Group has helped me in my career path by providing me with first-hand experience on how to interact with clients and with opposing counsel. I have learned how to remain focused and vigilant in a fast-paced environment.
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at this job?
The most valuable thing I’ve learned at this job is that no matter what someone has done, everyone is entitled to advocacy.