Introduction to Careers in Law

There will not be a program in 2023.

Building on the success of previous summer programs, GJEL Accident Attorneys will once again be hosting a five-day introduction to law developed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a lawyer. The program is designed for high school students interested in learning more about the legal industry and will offer the opportunity for participants to interact with attorneys and obtain more information about what a career in law entails.

During the program, managing partner Andy Gillin will coordinate with other attorneys in the firm to give participants a chance to explore the following questions:

  • What is the typical day like for an attorney?
  • What does it take to be a successful lawyer?
  • What are the different fields of law?
  • What can I do now to prepare for a career in law?

The program will take place during the week of June 25th and curriculum may include any (or all) of the following:

  • Meeting clients & case intake
  • Learning how cases typically progress
  • Digging into the investigation process
  • Observing a trial (with Q&A to follow the next day)
  • And, participating in a Q&A with a trial lawyer

Please visit our corresponding blog post for a list of frequently asked questions about the Intro to Careers in Law Program.

Students interested in applying for the program should download an application and submit it prior to Friday, May 4th, 2018. The program’s hours are semi-flexible, and we encourage students to contact us with any questions. For more information on the application process or the Introduction to Careers in Law program please email

Note: Introduction to Careers in Law is an unpaid program.
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Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Since 1972 he has been helping seriously injured victims throughout northern California fight & win their personal injury cases. Andy is one of the top awarded & recognized wrongful death lawyers in northern California.