Job Title: Legal Assistant (I’ve been called worse.)
Employer: Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP, Winston-Salem, NC
Years of Paralegal Experience: 12
Education/Degrees: Forsyth Technical Community College paralegal technology program way back in the day, never finished.
Specialty Areas: Litigation
Future Professional Goal: I’m very comfortable where I am in my professional career right now.
Paralegal Practice Tip: Don’t lick the envelopes…they have cockroach eggs on them!!! Nah, really though, be sure to communicate with your attorney(s), even though they think we can read their minds.
Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Hardcore cardio/weight workout at the Y.
Your Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional: Patience. Not only with the attorneys, but with the clients as well.
Favorite Legal Software: TimeMatters, very efficient practice management software.
Favorite Social Media Site: Facebook of course. I admit I’m a stalker!
Fun Fact about You: I’m really a country girl at heart. I love living on our cattle farm, riding fourwheelers, camping, shooting skeet, and drinking beer!
Last Book You Read: I can’t remember. Sad, I know.
Cat or Dog Person: Dog for sure.
Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: They usually beg me not to cook, except maybe stuffed shells.
One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: iPod. It works in with the stress-relieving, kick-butt exercise.
Favorite Quote: That’s what she said!
Jill used to work at my current firm, Elliot Pishko Morgan P.A. in Winston-Salem, NC. She’s a talented legal staffer, and I was delighted when she emailed me a completed profile questionnaire. She was also one of the first legal staffers I featured in a January 2009 feature article about one of our firm’s own cases (posted with Mr. Pishko’s permission of course). Thanks, Jill, you kick butt! 😀