At the Bairs Foundation, we’re dedicated to creating a new model of funding for the civil justice system to help plaintiffs make ends meet during litigation. Reaching our goals is powered in part by joining forces with minds across the legal industry and beyond. Last week, the foundation welcomed its newest intern. Madison Frank has a background in law and hopes to focus more on the person behind the lawsuit. She answered a few questions for us below.
Where do you go to college, and what is your major?
I am a rising senior at St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York, and I am a double major in History and Economics.
What drew you to intern for the Bairs Foundation?
I was originally drawn to the Bairs Foundation internship because I was extremely interested in the way that the Foundation is looking to make the the process of litigation financing more human-centered.
I have worked as a legal assistant for the past three years, and was hoping to get into something that focused more on individuals, and less on the specifics of the litigation process. I am very interested in being involved in civil justice as a general career goal, and thought that the foundation would give me valuable first exposure to this world.
What are your long-term career goals?
In terms long-term career goals, I am interested in the legal world, and am considering law school. However, I am mainly interested in the application of the law in terms of civil justice, if that makes any sense.
We look forward to continuing our work with Madison and seeing her shine in this field.
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A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).