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Meet Halie Evans! Halie graduated in May 2020 and recently passed the Ohio Bar Examination. As a graduate, she is primarily interested in transactional work. She focused her academic experience on gaining knowledge in tax matters, estate planning, secured transactions, and business enterprises.
What motivated you to attend law school?
After graduating college, I took a few years off before applying to law school. During those years, I realized that I wanted a career that challenged me and allowed me to positively impact the lives of others. A legal career seemed like the perfect fit for both of those aspirations.
Tell us about your legal work experience (law clerk, externship, internship, etc.).
During my time at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, I obtained legal work experience as a research assistant, law clerk, and legal extern. During my time as a Research Assistant, I worked with Professor Heidi Robertson, studying issues pertaining to Environmental Law, specifically shale oil and gas regulation. In my second year at CSU C|M|LAW, I was a legal extern at the Department of Justice where I had the opportunity to work under AUSA’s, researching and drafting motions on various topics within criminal law. In addition, I gained work experience as a Law Clerk at Friedman and Nemecek, a Cleveland based criminal defense firm.
What are the best qualities you will bring to a legal employer?
I am efficient, detail-oriented, and good-natured. I work well with little oversight and am able to pick up skills promptly. Additionally, I connect well with others, which I find valuable in the workplace and with clients alike.
What are your goals for your legal career?
I hope to grow within a transactional position that incorporates tax law and estate planning. Eventually, I would like to gain enough knowledge and experience to open my own practice one day.