Alumni Testimonials

  • My time here proved incredibly valuable in charting my path forward
    “SHS offers its legal assistants extraordinary access to substantive casework. I came to the firm not knowing whether I wanted to become a lawyer and my time here proved incredibly valuable in charting my path forward”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • I had the opportunity to work with a team of passionate and accomplished lawyers and staff.
    “At Sanford Heisler Sharp, I had the opportunity to work with a team of passionate and accomplished lawyers and staff. I am grateful for both the substantive work experience and preparation for law school that I gained during my time at the firm.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • I gained valuable communication, writing, and professional skills as a Legal Assistant.
    “I gained valuable communication, writing, and professional skills as a Legal Assistant. Like many other Legal Assistants, my experience at Sanford Heisler Sharp encouraged me to go to law school. The firm’s lawyers model the compassionate, tireless l”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • I think my favorite part of working at Sanford Heisler Sharp was the people.
    “I think my favorite part of working at Sanford Heisler Sharp was the people. The legal assistant job strengthened my legal analysis and communicative skills. More than that, though, my incredible colleagues exemplified the type of professional I hope to be”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • Russell and David are extraordinary attorneys. Focused on detail but also the human side of events. Stellar in all regards.
    “Extraordinary counsel, concern, and attention. Recommend with the highest possible rating.”
    – Top Notch New York, NY
  • Prepared me for the demands of being a law student.
    “I'm about to start my second semester at NYU, and wanted to write and let you know how well I think working with you at Sanford Heisler Sharp prepared me for the demands of being a law student.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • The firm encouraged me every step of the way.
    “I can confidently say that I feel adequately prepared and ready for the rigors of law school due to the experience and exposure I gained as a Legal Assistant at Sanford Heisler Sharp.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • Strengthened my skills.
    “Through my hands on experience as a legal assistant, I have gained and strengthened skills that will serve me well across fields.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • Talented and compassionate colleagues.
    “At Sanford Heisler Sharp, I had the privilege of assisting wonderful clients and developing critical skills in the company of talented and compassionate colleagues. I feel very grateful for my time there.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • I learned important professional skills
    “In my experience, the legal assistant role at Sanford Heisler Sharp is one that gives back as much as one puts in, if not more.”
    – Anderson R.
  • Strengthened my resolve to go to law school.
    “The opportunity to work at a boutique private public interest firm allowed me to take on substantial responsibilities and therefore learn a great deal not just about civil rights litigation, but about lawyering in general.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • I am both a better person and professional.
    “My time at Sanford Heisler Sharp has been a rewarding experience. The work is substantial, but the causes are meaningful and the team is passionate.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • Rewarding!
    “The level of involvement and ownership I had was empowering, and the relationships I developed with clients made the hard work feel more rewarding.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • A Professional "Home"
    “I feel extremely fortunate to the firm’s leaders for their support of employees and their commitment to public interest work.”
    – K.M.
  • I couldn’t recommend this position enough.
    “My time at Sanford Heisler Sharp radically changed how I view the law and the people who work within it.”
    – Meredith W.
  • The work we do is rewarding.
    “I am grateful to have worked with such talented and kind attorneys and co-workers. The work we do is exciting, challenging, and most of all, rewarding.”
    – Former Legal Assistant
  • Provided me a great foundation to value the ways civil litigation can be a vehicle for change.
    “My time at Sanford Heisler Sharp has easily been two of the most formative years of my life.”
    – Former Legal Assistant