Shenice Pillay is a Candidate Attorney at Witz Inc law firm in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where she practices as a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation Department.
Shenice is a graduate of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and she says this formative experience is what first piqued her interest in law as a profession.
“I was inspired by the vision and generosity that I experienced,” says Shenice. “I realised that I also had a deep desire to give back to the community in the best way I could, and soI chose to study law.”
Shenice graduated from theUniversity of South Africa in Pretoria with a BA (Law) LLB and soon began her articles at another law firm. Now, at Witz Inc, she is working toward completing her articles, and says the experience is unique and surprising.
“Witz Inc is unlike any other environment I’ve been exposed to,” says Shenice. “There are many firms which pay lip service to the concept of a corporate family culture, but here, it’s a daily reality. I’m struck by just how sincere and authentic everyone is.”
Investing in the Future
“I work under the mentorship of Witz Inc Director Callyn Datnow,” says Shenice. “She’s not only a skilled attorney, but also a great teacher, diligent and patient. I’d describe her as a legal powerhouse, because she has a wealth of knowledge and has taught me so much already. Civil Litigation is a great overall foundation for any legal speciality, and I’m extremely fortunate to be able to draw on Callyn’s expertise.”
What is it that sets WitzInc apart from so many other law firms?
“Doing good,” says Shenice, without hesitation. “A sense of deep integrity, of progress and growth. Everybody at the firm embraces the concept of not just working for the genuine benefit of their clients, but of investing in the future by thoroughly and carefully mentoring young candidate attorneys like myself. It’s a non-traditional, progressive environment. Everyone is approachable and supportive, from the reception team to the directors, and clients always comment on just how positive their experience is when dealing with Witz Inc.”
An avid bookworm, Shenice spends her spare time reading the latest thrillers and relaxing with friends.
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