helping female attorneys find A  legal career They Love

Sometimes, we all need to go against the grain and do things that make us happier, more well-rounded and engaged. 

I've had three different careers as an attorney. The first as a partner at a traditional law firm in Tennessee. I loved that job, but life changes, and we sometimes have to make difficult choices. For me, this meant leaving the firm in 2006, just one year after becoming a partner.

Why would I do this? Like many women, my hard work led to a certain level of professional success right when I wanted to expand my family. I wanted a second child—and I wanted more time with my kids than being a partner at a firm would allow. Not to mention that my husband was eyeing a position with the U.S. State Department. So on December 23, 2006, with a three-year-old and a six-month-old in tow, I boarded a plane from Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved to Warsaw, Poland, intending to take time off from practicing law. 

It may not surprise you that just months after leaving my job, I was already looking to get back to work. I missed my career. I began planning my return to the legal workforce. My husband’s assignment number two took us to Chennai, India. 

In Chennai, I took a position with an international Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company that provides legal support services to large U.S.-based companies and law firms. Thus began my second legal career path, which would eventually lead me to become COO and Director of Legal Solutions.  

Today I am fortunate that I have been able to embark on a new career path that enables me to incorporate my love of art, yoga, technology and the practice of law.

Member of the TBA Attorney Well-Being Committee.

Photo by Karen E. Krum

Photo by Karen E. Krum

 

Speaking Engagements

Women in eDiscovery—Lawyer Yoga—Austin— 2019

Women Owned Business Webinar—January 16, 2019

Lawyerist Podcast—2018

Positive Mind | Positive Practice—Lawyer Yoga—Nashville—2018

Idaho State Bar—Professionalism & Ethics Section—Boise—2018

Women's Empowerment Conference—Nashville—2018

Idaho Technology Council—Boise—2018

The Sedona Conference - EU General Data Protection RegulationHouston—2017

The Sedona Conference - Return on Investment - Data Security—Microsoft Campus Redmond—2016

Tennessee Bar Association–Legal Services Management Companies Changing Law Practice—Nashville—2016