A Team Effort
Our clients frequently tell us that our staff is among the most intelligent, responsive, and pleasant they have ever encountered in a professional office. We agree.
Fairbank ADR recruits students and recent graduates from the country's top universities rather than career legal secretaries and paralegals. We specifically target candidates who are pursuing an interest in law school or other post-graduate study, and offer one to two-year positions in which participants learn paralegal, legal research, and other legal support skills. Our goal is to serve as a "stepping stone" to future success for these individuals, while securing the highest level of legal and administrative support for Fairbank ADR.
Past Legal Assistants and Paralegals - our full-time support positions - have come to us from Harvard, Yale, Wellesley, the University of Chicago, Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, Penn State, Johns Hopkins, Boston College, Pepperdine University, University of Michigan, and the University of Georgia. Our current Legal Assistant is Sarah Burnett, a 2017 graduate from the Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Conflict Management from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
The Legal Aide position offers a unique opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about the practice of law firsthand. Legal Aides gain meaningful experience working with our mediation team, while also providing support to our full-time staff.
Former staff at Fairbank ADR have gone on to attend law school at Harvard, Berkeley, Cornell, UCLA, USC, Boston College, Notre Dame, Fordham, Hastings, Loyola, Pepperdine, and the University of San Diego, as well as business school at UCLA and the University of North Carolina.