July 01, 2013

Intern Profiles

Sarah Anderson is a third-year law student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI. She will graduate in January 2014. Ms. Anderson received her B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Detroit. After her first year of law school, Ms. Anderson worked as a law clerk for Lakeshore Legal Aid in Port Huron, MI. There she worked with senior clients on many legal issues, including consumer rights, real property, and estate planning. She recently interned with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, working on a case of first impression involving Michigan’s age discrimination statute and housing.

This summer Ms. Anderson is working with senior attorney Lori Stiegel researching the current status of power of attorney statutes for each state. With that information, Ms. Anderson will be creating a chart of each state’s characteristics of durable power of attorney. After graduation, Ms. Anderson hopes to find work as an elder law or civil rights attorney.

Jenica Cassidy is a rising third-year law student at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston Salem, NC, where she is currently a student in the Elder Law Clinic. Ms. Cassidy received her B.A. from University of Oregon in 2009, with a major in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. In 2012, Ms. Cassidy worked as a summer law clerk at King County District Court and at a family law firm in Seattle. Currently at the Commission, Ms. Cassidy is working, under the supervision of Assistant Director Erica Wood, to research restoration of rights upon termination of guardianship.

Want to learn more about the Commission’s internship program? Our online Resources page enables you to download Internship/Externship Program Details along with information on How to Apply. ■