Murchison & Cumming Participates in Loyola Law School Externship Program

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Murchison & Cumming participates in Loyola Law School’s Semester in Practice Program, and welcomes its first extern for the fall semester.

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This is a very unique opportunity that we have, as a firm and individually, to give back to the local legal community.

Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is participating in Loyola Law School’s Semester in Practice Program, and has welcomed its first extern, Ronda Bransteitter, Ph.D., to the Los Angeles office for the fall semester. As an extern, she accompanies Murchison attorneys on various case-related activities, including depositions, court appearances, mediations and trials. Dr. Bransteitter is in her final year at Loyola Law School and was selected for participation in the school’s Advocacy Institute, with an emphasis in Civil Litigation, which included an externship with a local law firm.

This past summer she worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Margaret Bernal of Norwalk Superior Court and she is on the International and Comparative Law Review at Loyola. Dr. Bransteitter holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Southern California, where she has been conducting research that includes ways to inhibit HIV-1 replication and other diseases.

“This is a very unique opportunity that we have, as a firm and individually, to give back to the local legal community. We are very pleased to be participating in this program,” said Murchison's Managing Partner, Jean M. Lawler.

In addition to the firm’s involvement with the Semester in Practice Program, Murchison offers an internship program for German lawyers working through their last few months of practical training required to gain their license to practice law in Germany. The program, founded by then Managing Partner Friedrich Seitz about 20 years ago, was started when Mr. Seitz learned that German legal trainees have the option to take a portion of their practical training in foreign countries. Murchison is one of few Los Angeles law firms offering a program of its scope to German legal trainees, and has also hosted Swiss and French lawyers seeking legal trainee positions in the United States.

About Murchison & Cumming, LLP
With a firm history dating to 1930, Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier, AV-rated civil litigation firm with five offices in California and Las Vegas, whose attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers and individuals, at trial and on appeal. The firm's attorneys also handle employment matters and business transactions. The firm is a member of the USLAW Network. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.murchisonlaw.com.

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