Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lauren Rainville, Amanda Walsh, and Nicholas Kubacki have been accepted into the Law Clerk program for the 2022-2023 school year.
Bacon Wilson created the clerkship program more than forty years ago to allow law school students to gain experience and mentoring in the legal profession. Many Bacon Wilson attorneys began their careers after their clerkship experience. The program is unique as it lasts for a year. Typically, clerks begin at the firm at the end of their second year of law school and stay through their third year. Clerks use their law school training to conduct important research assignments with attorneys in all practice areas. The clerks are an integral and important part of the firm and participate in various firm events during their time at Bacon Wilson, P.C.
Lauren Rainville joined Bacon Wilson, P.C. in May as one of our three Law Clerks. Lauren is a Western New England University School of Law Candidate for Juris Doctorate in May 2024, she ranks in the top 25thpercentile of her class and is the Treasurer for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, cum laude in Business Management from Bay Path University, in 2016. Her previous experience includes negotiations and settlements with claimants’ attorneys and pro-se claimants on personal and commercial auto damage, and injury losses in Connecticut. Lauren has volunteered her time as an Educator for Junior Achievement in Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts from 2016 to 2018, and as a Camp Volunteer at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut in 2019. She is interested in pursuing a career in Real Estate Law. She is a member of Western New England’s Real Estate Law Association and will be participating in the Western New England University’s Law School Real Estate Practicum in the Spring of 2023. After law school, she hopes to build on the network she has formed and practice in the Springfield area.
Amanda Walsh joined the firm in May 2022 and will be eligible for her Juris Doctorate in May 2023, from Western New England University School of Law. She spent two years at the University of London in Richmond, Surrey, as a transfer student and then earned her Bachelor of Political Science and Economics Degree, cum laude in May 2020 from Simmons University in Boston. Recently, she served as a Fellow for The State House, and as a Blue Lab Associate to the Liberty Square Group in Boston, Massachusetts. She was elected 1L and 2L Day Class Representative from September 2020 to May 2022. Amanda has been interested in becoming an attorney since the age of 10. She has expressed interest in litigation and trust and estates. She thoroughly enjoys the personal and interactive aspects of law and the contractual drafting of agreements. Amanda is hoping to find her niche through her clerkship, and continue to build her professional network in the Western Massachusetts community.
Nicholas Kubacki joined Bacon Wilson, P.C. in May, and will be eligible for his Juris Doctorate in May 2023, from Western New England University School of Law. Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude in May 2020 from Western New England University. He also was named to Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society for Student-Athletes. He is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Academic Success Center at Western New England, as well as a member of the Real Estate Law Association. Recently, Nicholas served as a Legal Intern for the United States Attorney’s Office, and as a Victim Witness Advocate Intern at the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office. As a Western Massachusetts native, Nicholas plans to build his career in the area after law school. Currently, he has found an interest in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning but says he is always searching for new opportunities to expand his legal knowledge and learn about new fields.
Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson, P.C. is one of the largest firms in the Pioneer Valley, with 45 attorneys, and approximately 80 paralegals, administrative assistants, and support staff. From five locations – Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, and Westfield – Bacon Wilson, P.C. represents clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with comprehensive legal services. For more information, visit www.baconwilson.com