Intern Gains Valuable Experience At Local Law Firm

Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP, one of Hickory’s oldest and largest law firms, has added Amanda Carpenter Perez as an intern for the summer. Amanda received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a law student at Wake Forest University School of Law. She plans on receiving her Juris Doctorate in May of 2018 and wants to practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Tax Law.

The attorneys at Patrick, Harper & Dixon focus on multiple aspects of the law: Business and Corporate, Estate Planning, Litigation, Real Property, Employment, Family Law, Health Care, Elder and Special Needs, and Arbitration and Mediation. For Amanda, the exposure to various fields makes the internship both highly educational and enjoyable because “no day is the same, and [she is] able to see many aspects of practicing law.” From day one of Patrick, Harper & Dixon’s recruitment at Wake Forest Law, Amanda knew she wanted to be at the close-to-home firm because of its great “collegial atmosphere.” Amanda’s main goal for this internship is to get experience working in a law firm that specializes in Estate Planning and Tax Law to see what she would potentially be doing on “a day-to-day basis.”

Firm Partner, Kimberly Whitley, emphasized that it is important to our Firm to offer this type of opportunity to law students: “It is part of our responsibility as attorneys to mentor law students and foster their growth as future attorneys.”

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