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Personal Story: What It's Like Being a Legal Tech Trainee

Hey there!

I'm Ilayda Memis, and I’m excited to tell you about my recent traineeship at a legal tech startup called Lawformer. First things first, why did I choose to work at a legal tech startup? Well, I've always been passionate about the role of tech in the legal field, so when I heard about the traineeship, Lawformer seemed like the perfect place for me to gain valuable insights on how to marry law and tech to drive innovation and efficiency.

During my time at Lawformer, I had the chance to work on different projects, from drafting contract clauses to analyzing practice notes, reviewing social media content, and conducting market research. These experiences helped me understand the nature of working in a legal tech startup and how it can encompass various tasks and responsibilities. One of the best parts of my internship was the amazing community of core team members, trainees, and affiliates. Despite it being a remote internship, I felt connected to the team and developed a sense of belonging to a vibrant group of individuals who share a common goal of innovating and making processes better, more efficient, and simpler.

Of course, no experience is without its challenges. If there's one thing I could change or improve about my time at Lawformer, it would be to have more opportunities to interact with the team directly. While remote work has its perks, nothing beats face-to-face collaboration and communication, especially when it comes to the process of idea generation, which is crucial for a startup. I would describe Lawformer as global, fun, and technology-driven. It's a place where all ideas are embraced, and everyone is treated equally. Unfortunately, not all legal journeys are like that, so I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a dynamic team that helped me grow both personally and professionally and discover passion and skills in myself that I didn’t know were there.

As for what's next, I'm excited to continue my journey in the legal and tech world. After working as an IP & Social Media Content Compliance Specialist at a global media company called Jellysmack, I have recently moved to Switzerland to pursue my master's in law at the University of Bern. After completing my master's degree, I am hoping to work in the fields of technology law and intellectual property law.