MSU College of Law

Batool Saad

Staff Attorney at UAW Legal Services Plan

2016 | Wayne, MI

“I took initiative to be a part of multiple groups because I thought interacting with people and gaining different experiences from other perspectives would assist me later on in my career”

From taking college courses in high school; interning at the 19thDistrict Court in Dearborn during her undergraduate program; to growing her skills and professional network through various legal positions and student organizations in law school, Batool Saad, ’16, always looked to gain something from every experience that would prepare her for the future.

At MSU Law, Saad was a member of the Student Bar Association, the Women’s Law Association, and she was the president of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association. 

“I took initiative to be a part of multiple groups because I thought interacting with people and gaining different experiences from other perspectives would assist me later on in my career,” said Saad.

Saad took a similar approach when it came to her internships in law school, which included being a legal intern for a Detroit firm, as well as a judicial intern for the Michigan Supreme Court.

When Saad’s law school journey came to an end, she sought out positions where she could “assist those who need it the most.” Her job search led her to volunteer at an Elder Law clinic in Redford, Michigan, where she worked with low-income clients to draft their estate planning documents.

She has also offered pro bono services through Lakeshore Legal Aid. Saad emphasized how important it is to her that people have the ability to speak to an attorney without a hefty bill at the end of the day.

Today, she is a Staff Attorney at UAW Legal Services Plan where she helps union workers from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler with their estate planning. Saad referred to her clients as being “passionate” and “hardworking,” adding that she feels fulfilled providing them with services that put them and their families at ease.

“I’m able to meet with these clients on a daily basis and they always make me feel like I’ve done something extra for them, even though I feel like they provide so much to our community at large. This is just showing gratitude for what they’ve done for us,” said Saad. 

To future Spartan lawyers, Saad offered this advice: “No matter the struggle, keep moving forward; keep taking on challenges; keep breaking the bounds because you’re going to make it and you’re going to succeed, and when that success occurs it’s going to feel that much more impactful.”