Bexar County Civil District Court Staff Attorney’s Office – San Antonio, TX
What was the most surprising thing you learned at your job?
Being in a government position, I have had the ability to interact with a plethora of people ranging from judges to Pro Se (individuals without an attorney) litigants. The most surprising thing I learned from my interactions at the Courthouse was the substantial need for legal knowledge in the San Antonio community. As an attorney, I hope to help my clients in their case but also give them knowledge that might prevent an avoidable issue in the future.
What did you like most about your job? How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path?
My favorite aspect of my position is the ability to learn while helping fellow Texans. My three supervising attorneys are exceptionally knowledgeable, and their desire to help us interns learn everything from family law to Texas civil procedure has without a doubt propelled us to be successful attorneys. The best part of this experiential learning is that I get to learn while helping real people solve real issues.
How did your job change in a virtual workplace? How did you interact with your co-workers?
I started my job the same day the Bexar County Courthouse began reopening to in person settings. It has been great to be able to assist litigants and interact with coworkers in person to build relationships. Furthermore, it has been great to see certain technologies carry-over from the pandemic era. For example, our office uses Calendly and Zoom to facilitate meetings that do not require individuals to come all the way to the Courthouse, park, and wait in line to see us. This speeds up the litigation process by making civil workers’ as well as litigants’ tasks easier and more efficient, all while ensuring safety.