Gregory L. Williams and Da'Mia Selvaggio
Da'Mia's First Two Weeks on the Job
Q: What did you expect a job at a law firm to be like?
A: I expected it to be like the stuff I see on TV shows, but it isn’t like that at all! First, it’s much quieter than I thought it would be. (LOL) On TV, they talk about this big case and that big case, and it’s much more dramatic. It’s not actually like that.
Q: I know it’s only been two weeks, but do you like working here so far?
A: Yeah. I do like working here. It doesn’t feel like I’ve only been working here for two weeks, though. It feels like I’ve been working here for way longer than that!
Q: Uh…is that a good thing, that it feels like it’s been “way longer”? (nervous laughter)
A: Yeah! It’s because I’m so into what I do here. There’s no hesitation. Well, not like after the first three days. But now, no hesitation. Like, I got this. I’m pretty good.
Q: Why do you feel that way?
A: It just doesn’t feel like I’m working with “co-workers.” Like, I know Amy is my co-worker, but…it feels like family already. I don’t know.
Q: Do you think we help our clients?
A: I know we help our clients.
Q: How do you know? You’ve only been here for two weeks, although it feels like “way longer” (chuckle). Have you had an opportunity to see or experience how we’ve helped our clients?
A: Well, when my mom was going through the probate process, it wasn’t exactly how things are here. The experience that my mom went through, she was more so handling everything by herself. She had a lawyer, but he would only tell her what papers to file or what to do, and stuff like that. But she had to do it on her own. And so it was more stressful for her. Like, she carried a lot of weight. But working here and seeing people who just…honestly, I don’t really know what goes on behind the scenes. Like, I don’t really know what it is you do (LOL), but I know that you do a lot of the work and take a lot of the stress and burden off of them so they don’t have to do what, basically, my mom had to do. And my mom didn’t really have that. If she was a client of this firm, her experience would have been different and I know that would have helped with her stress.
Q: Why would you recommend us to…well, wait…I think that assumes the answer to the question. (LOL) Would you recommend us to friends and family of yours?
A: Yes (LOL), I would recommend this firm, honestly, because of you. It seems to me that you really love what you do. I’ve never seen someone work so hard; like, you just don’t stop working. Like, you care so much about the clients that your day just doesn’t end when the firm’s hours are over. You take work home with you, you stay here for extra hours. I just feel like if someone came here, they’ll truly get your best. Our best.