LEGAL ASSISTANTS & INTERNSHIPS/EXTERNSHIPS

Our modern midtown office has a friendly atmosphere with legal assistants and interns/externs who work for Lanin Law P.C., a receptionist, and additional staff who work directly for our of-counsel attorneys.

Lanin Law P.C. has a very successful internship program for many years now (referred to as an externship at some schools). Interns are taught litigation skills, contract, real estate, business, foreclosure, and bankruptcy law, court and law office procedures, and practical tips to help them become better lawyers and paralegals in the future. We sponsor internships for paralegals and legal assistants with various schools throughout New York, including paralegal training programs, colleges, universities and law schools. If you are interested in applying for an internship with our firm, please email Attorney Scott Lanin to inquire.  Our internships offer students an excellent learning opportunity to see how a small firm operates. Interns gain hands-on real experience drafting legal documents in word, wordperfect and/or excel and, when the opportunity arises, will actually go to the local courts. Computer skills are required but legal skills are not.  Interns are trained and assisted. We have received very positive feedback from our interns and college and law school placement offices.  Interns find the experience a challenging and rewarding one.  Internships are only available through programs that offer academic credit.   Our interviewing schedule generally coincides with college and law school semesters.  Students receive an evaluation and reference at the conclusion of the internship.  We have also provided recommendations to our interns on linkedin and in law school applications.

THANKS FROM OUR ALMUNI – PARALEGALS AND INTERNS

I was employed at Lanin Law P.C. for fours years as Scott Lanin’s paralegal [2007-2011].  My time with Lanin Law P.C. was  a wonderful career experience.  I developed skills that can be used across many disciplines.  Mr. Lanin is patient and always willing to teach.  He is an exceptional attorney and his dedication to his clients and employees is admirable.  Mr. Lanin allowed my creativity to flourish and for that I will always be thankful.

Chenelle Jones
Registered Nurse (11/4/15)              > Linkedin Profile

I worked alongside Scott Lanin for 2 years as the firm’s Paralegal [2013-2015]. I will forever be grateful for the professional growth and development he provided me with. Scott is a very knowledgeable attorney, and extremely intelligent. I always admired his professionalism and supportive demeanor towards his clients, his interns and myself.  Scott was not only my employer, he was a teacher and a mentor who was always willing to stop what he was doing to explain, teach or answer any questions I might have. We worked together to figure out the best approach to help our clients with their legal needs.  We would spend countless hours researching and drafting papers and communicating with our clients in hope of attaining the best result for them. He inspired me to reach higher and has been nothing short of supportive with my goal in pursuing a law degree. I will always recommend Lanin Law P.C. to anyone in need of legal representation because I know firsthand that the firm will work hard to deliver results.

Mabel Jimenez (11/3/15)
Pace Law School, Law Review, January 2018
Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County (as of June 2018)

It has been a pleasure working with you.  I am grateful for all that you taught me as a paralegal.  Thank you again for the opportunity to work for Lanin Law P.C.  I wish you and the future of the firm much growth and success.

Diana DiDomenico (12/16/15)
Legal Operations Coordinator, NYC Division of Consumer Affairs

Dear Scott,

I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to work for you over the past four months. By working on an array of legal issues and assignments, my knowledge of real estate law increased tenfold. I also want to thank you for being a patient, knowledgeable, and helpful mentor—and for that, I am truly grateful.

Best,
Dean Vergara
Brooklyn Law School (6/11/18)

Hi Scott and Giro,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to intern and work with both of you this semester. I truly learned a lot from enhancing my writing and research skills to seeing first-hand how a successful solo practitioner conducts their law practice. As I am wrapping up my last law school final ever tomorrow, I’m glad I had one last chance to intern this semester before going out into the real world. Again, thank you for everything!

Thank you,
Megha Patel
Brooklyn Law School
Moot Court Honor Society
Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
Accelerated J.D. Candidate, 2018
megha.patel830@brooklaw.edu

Hi Scott,

Thank you for the opportunity to spend the summer at Lanin Law P.C. I had a great experience and learned valuable skills that I know will be useful to me throughout the rest of my legal career. Thanks to you, I walked away this summer feeling 100% more confident in my legal writing/research skills and my ability to succeed as a lawyer. You were a great supervisor and mentor! My summer employment with Lanin Law P.C. helped me land my dream fall internship with the U.S. Department of Justice, and for that I will always be grateful.

Thank you again,
Margaret Dellraria
The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law
J.D. Candidate May 2018

My Experience at Lanin Law, P.C.

Lanin Law P.C. is the best place to intern if you want to gain real hands on experience and to grow as a professional. You will find the support of an intelligent and patient mentor, Scott Lanin, and of his resourceful paralegal, Shadá K. Paula. I truly appreciate Scott and Shadá for their readiness to answer questions, to provide feedback, and to explain new tasks. Scott always managed to carve out the time to meet with me, to discuss my progress, and to offer guidance on any given task. Further, I truly appreciated Scott’s flexibility and patience through my learning process.

At Lanin Law, I always felt as part of a team and that the work I produced truly mattered to the result in a client’s case. Now, as I move on to the next step in my career, I reflect on how invaluable this experience was. I moved from having an abstract knowledge of the law to an experiential knowledge of the law. I am now equipped with a new set of tools not given to you inside the classroom. Only in a place such as Lanin Law P.C. can one gain and appreciate the complexities of the legal profession. Thank you, Scott, and Shadá for allowing me to have this great experience!

Francis M. Felipe
Brooklyn Law School  (
January 2017- April 2017)

Dear Lanin Law P.C.,

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to intern at Lanin Law P.C. and gain an invaluable experience that will help me with my future internships and career going forward. During my internship, I got an opportunity to work on something new everyday that enhanced my writing, analytical, and researching skills. Whether it was writing a memo or conducting research, Scott takes the time to explain everything clearly before his interns start their assignments. Scott also helps you think like a lawyer constantly and gives great advise. Also, the paralegal, Shadá, is very helpful and always willing to answer any questions. I had the most hands-on experience so far as a law school student. Thank you Scott and Shadá, it was a pleasure being a part of Lanin Law P.C.!

Sincerely,
Khusbu Dave
St. John’s University School of Law
Candidate for Juris Doctor 2018
St. John’s International Law Review (4/20/17)

Scott,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to intern with you this summer. I have truly enjoyed my first foray into the legal world, and this experience has further solidified my desire to be a lawyer. I am now going back to school, and future jobs with much more knowledge and practical real world experience.  I appreciated your guidance and patience as I learned how to navigate this new territory. I can never say thank you enough.

Thank you again,
Ashley Haripal
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. Candidate June 2017

Scott Lanin is an incredible attorney and mentor. He provides excellent advice and is a strong advocate for his clients. I have worked with Scott in the past and he has taught me lifelong skills to help me improve myself and further my career. I highly endorse this attorney.

Regards,
Samantha Kimmel
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 2015 (6/16/16)

Hi Scott,

Scott, I just wanted to thank you for your guidance and support throughout the semester. I learned a lot from working with you over the course of the semester, and I will carry this experience with me as I move forward in my career. I hope to keep in touch!

Sincerely,
Dylan Weeks
Brooklyn Law School
Law Review Editor (5/4/16)

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you taught me over this past semester. Having the opportunity to work in so many different aspects of the legal profession in such a short period of time was a truly invaluable experience. I can’t thank you enough for all of your guidance and hopefully we can stay in touch moving forward!

Sincerely,
Evan Hallal
Brooklyn Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate 2017 (5/31/16)

Hi Scott,

First of all, I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy New Year, I hope it was enjoyable. I also wanted to reach out and thank you for such a great semester, I truly learned a lot from working with you. You were more than willing to go out of your way to guide me in my work and provide more than valuable feedback that really allowed me to grow, not only as a law student, but as a future attorney. I wish to remain in touch as I value your advice and guidance and, based on your schedule, it would be great if we could schedule lunch sometime soon! Thank you again, Scott.

Sincerely,
Nick Ribaudo
Brooklyn Law School (1/2/16)

Scott, first off I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to intern at Lanin Law P.C. I had a great experience there and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to gain hands on experience. Thank you for making me feel valued and providing me with the experience that I will need after law school. There was also plenty of work to do and I always felt that the work I completed actually mattered. Also, thank you for always being available for guidance whenever I needed it. It is very rare to have a mentoring attorney available for help at all times. Thank you again Scott for the great experience.

Emil Onolfi
Brooklyn Law School
Candidate for Juris Doctor 2017
Brooklyn Journal of International Law (5/31/16)

My internship at your firm was the exact kind of learning experience I had hoped for. My previous internships have been light on practical legal assignments, with most of the work being solely research based. However, you gave me the opportunity to apply legal research to ongoing cases; allowing me to draft court documents, among other tasks. Your feedback was helpful in improving my research and writing abilities in such a short period of time. Aside from assignments, I enjoyed working with you and Diana because the work environment was both relaxed and professional. I never felt uncertain about a task because of your willingness to provide guidance. I am also very grateful to have had Diana there to help me because I have no doubt that certain projects would been much more difficult. I am sure that future interns will have as rewarding of an experience as I did. Thank you both for everything.

Ashraf (“Sunny”) Donn
Brooklyn Law School (8/24/15)

I had an valuable learning experience at my internship with Scott and Lanin Law P.C. Scott and Mabel were very patient and took the time to teach me everything I needed in order to draft my assignments. As a law student, exposure to practical law skills has been limited and this internship provided a useful perspective into the actual practice of law. Scott and Mabel excel at what they do, and I am glad I had the opportunity to work with them.

Best,
Michael Ng
Brooklyn Law School (11/25/14)

Dear Scott,

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to intern at your firm this summer. The experience was really wonderful. I truly believe that I learned so much from working at your firm. You and Mabel were always very supportive and patient with me, I always felt like the office was a very positive environment. I really appreciate the variety of work I got to do and the valuable feedback I received as well. From drafting affidavits and answers to going to court, I believe I gained exposure to many useful experiences. Working alongside Mabel was a real pleasure too. Thanks again for making me feel like part of the team and providing a great learning experience!

Sincerely,
Jeremy Ancelson
Cardozo Law School (8/17/14)

The past two months have been a very valuable experience for me. I learned more than I ever expected. Scott Lanin was definitely the best supervisor I’ve ever had. He’s very patient and always willing to help. Every time, after I drafted a document, he reviewed it multiple times. Each time, he pointed out the inappropriate parts, and then told me how it should be written and explained why it should be like that. Before interning at Lanin Law P.C. I knew nothing about bankruptcy or foreclosure law. Mr. Lanin walked me through each step of the practice, and taught me the law and rationale behind it. What I learned from him is not only the law and legal theories, but also practical skills of treating clients and running a law office. Additionally, the working environment here is very relaxing.  Paralegal Mabel Jimenez is also very helpful. She is an essential assistant to both Scott and the interns. She kept the office running in order and at the same time made sure that everybody enjoyed their work. I really enjoyed working here and thanks Scott and Mabel for everything!

Best,
Ran Bi
Cardozo Law School (8/14/14)

Thank you for this time and giving me the chance to work with you.

Regards,
Carmen Hidalgo
Visiting Attorney From Spain attending Berkeley College 6/19/14

My internship at Scott Lanin’s Law Office was great.  Attorney Scott Lanin is a great teacher and cares about helping clients who need legal advice and help. He always explained what needs to be done and how.  His paralegal, Mabel, is a beautiful person who always assisted when needed.  She always has a great attitude. I wish all workplaces were modeled exactly like this law firm.  If I had a chance to do my internship over again, I would not hesitate to intern at Lanin Law, PC.

Regards,
Fran Foster
Berkeley College 4/19/14

Scott,

This internship has been an amazing and fulfilling journey! I have learned so much with your law firm, and I am very grateful for this experience. From the beginning, you and Mabel have been imperturbable and diligent instructors. While learning, I also was given a friendly and pleasant environment. I want to thank you, and I definitely want to thank Mabel for all of your help. Mabel has been such a mentor for me in this internship. She is phenomenal! This truly has been life changing for me! Thank you.

Best Regards,
Sarena McCook
Berkeley College 3/28/14

Dear Scott,

These past three months have been an extraordinary experience for us. Being an intern isn’t exactly the top of the totem pole in the business world but we both knew that we were a part of something special when you took us on your team. When assignments got tough and tasks seemed difficult, you were still a patient teacher and were never dismissive if we had questions, even those that appeared trivial. We especially respect your choice in hiring Mabel as we have come to realize that she is a talented person and a true trailblazer for the both of us. We both would like to say thank you for taking the time out to train us and bring out great effort in us as well and we certainly hope that your work invested in us will come to fruition someday as we venture out to begin our professional careers. Thank you for everything.

Best Regards,
Debora Pena and James Lusker
Berkeley College 9/19/13

LAW STUDENT AND LEGAL ASSISTANT INTERNS

Summer 2018

Kevin Murray
St. John’s University School of Law (1st yr.)

Evelina Khorenko
New York Law School ( 1st yr.)

Spring 2018

Dean Vergara
Brooklyn Law School (3rd yr.)

Megha Patel
Brooklyn Law School (2d yr.)

Fall 2017

Jennifer Zaso
Touro Law School (2d yr.)

Mayreni Heredia
Brooklyn Law School (2d yr.)

Summer 2017

Margaret Dellraria
Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America (2d yr.)

Spring 2017

Khusbu Dave
St. John’s University School of Law (2d yr.)

Francis Felipe
Brooklyn Law School (2d yr.)

Fall 2016

Ankit Kapoor
Brooklyn Law School (3rd yr.)
New York City Police Officer

Diana Rosario
Berkeley College (4th yr.)

Summer 2016

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Ashley Haripal
Brooklyn Law School (2nd yr.)

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Christopher Whelan
Brooklyn Law School (1st yr.)

Spring 2016

Dylan Weeks
Brooklyn Law School (2nd yr.)

Evan Hallal
Brooklyn Law School (2nd yr.)

Winter 2015

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Nicholas Ribaudo
Brooklyn Law School (Entering 2nd Yr.)

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Emil Onolfi
Brooklyn Law School (Entering 2nd Yr.)

Summer 2015

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Ashraf (Sunny) Donn
Brooklyn Law School (Entering 3rd Yr.)

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Chase MacCleod
Brooklyn Law School (Entering 2d Yr.)

Fall 2014 – Winter 2015


Samantha P. Kimmel
St. John’s Univ. School of Law, 3rd Yr.


Jamila Pratt, Berkeley College
(Former Corrections Officer)

Fall 2014

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Jennifer Barranco
Berkeley College

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Michael Ng
Brooklyn Law School, 3rd Yr.

Summer 2014


Jeremy Ancelson
Cardozo Law School (Entering 3rd Yr.)

Ran Bi
Cardozo Law School (Entering 3rd Yr.)

Spring 2014

Carmen Hidalgo
Attorney From Spain Attending Berkeley College

Winter 2014

Fran Foster
Berkeley College

Sarena McCook
Berkeley College

Fall 2013

Sharon Ramirez
Berkeley College

Kira Simmons
Berkeley College

Summer 2013

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James Lusker
Berkeley College Pre-Law
(Former US Navy)

Kira Simmons
Berkeley College

Spring 2013

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Nickigh Jackson
Berkeley College,
(Active Sergeant US Army Reserves &
Former Virginia State Police Officer)

Spring 2013  Nadege Dessources, Berkeley College

Winter 2012-2013
Eleanor McCarthur – Berkeley College
Melissa Quinnones – Berkeley College

Fall 2012
Marina Gevorgyan- Berkeley College
Shirnaree Evans – Berkeley College

Summer 2012
Jennifer Sukra – Berkeley College
Tiffany Charles – Berkeley College

Spring 2012
Argentina Grosu-Simons – Berkeley College
Shamara Pusey – Berkeley College

Winter 2011-2012
Desiree Ossa – Berkeley College

Fall 2011
Michelle Samuels – Berkeley College

Summer 2011
Nereyda Hoyos – Berkeley College
Jaya Singh – Berkeley College
Chantelle Boyce – ASA College

Spring 2011
Celeste Mazyck – Berkeley College
Shaundi Best – Berkeley College

Winter 2010-2011
Betsy Flores – Berkeley College
Carissa Matteo – Berkeley College

Fall 2011
Nermin Dedovic – Berkeley College

Fall 2010
Doraliza Freeman – Berkeley College
Victor Brito – Berkeley College

Summer 2010
Arline Joseph – Berkeley College

Spring 2010
Darleny Suriel – Berkeley College

Winter 2009-2010
Melissa Mohammed – Berkeley College
William Christopher – Berkeley College

Fall 2009
Sabena Oberoi – Berkeley College

Summer 2009
Jennifer Meija – Berkeley College

Spring 2009
Leslie Sambula – Bronx Community College

Fall 2009
Sabena Oberoi – Berkeley College, Fall 2009