Current Job: Junior associate at Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros PA in Phoenix, Arizona
How did you get your current job? I was working retail at one point when one of my friends suggested I apply to work as a bailiff/ law clerk for a trial judge in Maricopa County. I worked as a bailiff/law clerk for two different judges. Prior to my experience with the judges, I met a local attorney whom I kept in contact with for about a year. I think what ultimately helped me land the position was not only my courtroom experience but the professional network I established, which enabled me to hear about this position in the first place. In this economy what you know is as is important as you who you know; networking and establishing relationships are key.
What is the best part of your new job? The flexibility. This firm is very family-oriented, which I love. When you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t really feel like work.