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Julie Gerding

Julie Gerding

The Kane County State's Attorney's Office

Assistant State's Attorney

Personal Information

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School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major: English and Sociology

Years at College Works: 2005 to 2006

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: The Kane County State's Attorney's Office

Title: Assistant State's Attorney

Industry: Legal

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Prosecute traffic and misdemeanor cases for the cities of Aurora, Sugar Grove, Montgomery, and North Aurora in Illinois.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Becoming a prosecutor

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

The beginning of a wonderful learning experience that ultimately led to my desired career.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

It gave me a lot of insight into how businesses are run and the amount of work I would have to put forth in order to get to where I wanted.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

I don't remember specific clients, but I'd like to thank all of them for taking a chance on an unknown kid!

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Never give up! Never surrender!

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Take advantage of all the opportunities that CWP offers, ranging from promotions and social gatherings.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Don't give up! It's so easy to want to give up during law school or in preparation for the bar exam (or even during a job search), but you just have to stay strong and keep going!

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Every time I would successfully complete a house, there was always a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

Julie Gerding