When working to become an attorney, one needs a season of development to work under other successful attorneys to learn the ropes for the many different types of cases and law that will be practiced. Mariah Dylla Gardiner was a clerk for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of the Interior which allowed her to work with both appellate as well as felony attorneys on difficult constitutional defense issues. She also worked in Utah for the public defender’s’ office. The Utah public defenders often had cases in state court as well as the U.S. Supreme Court which had lessons and developments that she takes into her current career as an attorney. Mariah Dylla Gardiner knew that to be equipped to help people, she needed experience and that is exactly what this season brought her.