Summer Associate Feature: Emily O'Neal
Each Summer, Fraser Stryker proudly hosted a group of bright, ambitious law students in our Summer Associate program. The Summer Associate Program is structured to give summer associates a realistic experience, which is comparable to that of a first-year attorney. We are excited to share some of the experiences during the 2022 summer associate program.

Kade Moural |  University of Nebraska College of Law  |  Class of 2024

Kade Moural is currently a student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law set to graduate in May 2024. In addition to law school, Kade is working toward a Master of Professional Accounting degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Accountancy. Previously, Kade has gained valuable experience working as an audit intern and tax intern in 2020 and 2021.

Q: What knowledge have you gained from your Fraser Stryker attorney mentors that will stay with you?

A:  “My mentors taught me specific legal skills as well as general practical guidance about being an attorney. My mentors introduced me to challenging research projects allowing me to explore my abilities and learn to navigate complex legal questions regarding trust formation, termination, and a host of issues in between.”

Q: What is your proudest achievement during your time at Fraser Stryker?

A:  “My biggest achievement during my time at Fraser was a sale/acquisition I worked on. I watched negotiations between attorneys firsthand and saw the struggles of dealing with the tensions between opposing counsel and clients. Seeing this deal close and putting together acceptable documents for both our client and opposing counsel was a very satisfying feeling, and being able to see this deal work from start to closing was something I was proud to be a part of.”

Q: Do you have any words of wisdom to pass along to the next class of Summer Associates?

A:  “For the next round of Summers, the best advice I can give is not to be afraid to ask questions and actively seek work. The quicker you get used to engaging with attorneys, asking proactive questions, and taking on projects you may not be entirely comfortable with, the better off you will be. A big key for me this summer was understanding that the attorneys don’t expect you to have all the answers, and they are very willing to help you in any way they can.”

Visit the Fraser Stryker Summer Associate Program page to learn more about our program.

This article has been prepared for general information purposes and (1) does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice, and (4) is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. Always seek professional counsel prior to taking action.