Genevieve Schmidt qraduated with a B.A. from Siena College in January 2012 cum laude. M;. Schmidt then received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Schmidt worked as a Law Clerk at the Burton Blatt Institute as Syracuse University. During law school Ms. Schmidt volunteered at LawHelp NY, interned at the National Advertising Div. of the Better Business Bureau, in the 9th Judicial District Westchester
County Suprerne Court, and at White Plains law firms. At Bashian & Farber, LLP
Ms. Scfrmiat fras focused in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and probate Administration, Estate Litigation and Matrimonial Law.
Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Law Clerk, Current
Work on Appellate Brief Legal Training (ABLT) Project at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Work directly with the ABLT Project attorney. Review, edit, and prepare briefs. Train new research assistants, answer questions, and perform research.
National Advertising Division, Better Business Bureau, New York, New York
Legal Intern, September-December 2015
Read and outlined opposing arguments. Researched National Advertising Division precedent cited in arguments. Wrote fact patterns for decisions written by the National Advertising Division's attorneys. Attended hearings, post hearing meetings, and appeals with attorneys. Researched cases and wrote summaries for several National Advertising Division digests.
Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, White Plains, New York
Legal Intern, July-August 2014
Worked with several of the partners on research for their cases by searching for applicable cases and briefing each applicable case. Attended client meetings and went to court with partners. Assisted a paftner in drafting a Decision and Order along with the accompanying paperwork. Edited legal documents, called clients, and performed administrative duties.
9th Judicial District, Westchester County Supreme Court, White Plains, New York
Legal Intern, June-July 2014
Shadowed Judge Robert DiBella, attended pre-trial conferences, watched civil and criminal trials, and read trial transcripts. Worked on legal research by searching LexisNexis for cases cited in attorney briefs and briefed the cases for the Judge and his law clerk. Drafted a decision with the law clerk by analyzing the facts and law then applied the law to the case before the court.
Garvey Tirelli & Cushner LLP, White Plains, New York
Legal Intern, January-April 2014
Observed client meetings relating to various stages of personal bankruptcy proceedings. Performed administrative duties, including responding to telephone inquiries, filing and scheduling.
LawHelp NY, Volunteer, September 2015 through April 2016