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Natalie Hightower

Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division — San Antonio, Texas

Natalie Hightower

How did you get your job, and how long have you been there? 

I got the job through CORE, and thereafter, had a Zoom interview. It was a 6-week long paid position downtown

What do you like most about your job?

I love the fact that every case was so different. I was allowed to help with five different cases; some were straightforward and had me utilizing the information I learned throughout my firs year as a J.D. student, but others felt like I was solving a puzzle or mystery. I learned to think more creatively about how to find the information I needed to support my case.

How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path?

This experience has helped me sharpen my research and writing skills, which are essential skills lawyers utilize daily. The position also allowed me to realize that I want to work where I help people who may not be able to help themselves.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at this job?

The most valuable thing I learned at the Consumer Protection Division is how close-knit the legal community is. Lawyers from many states were on a first-name basis with one another; it was incredibly important to make sure I made a good first impression and maintained a professional demeanor with every person in the legal sphere I met.