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Friday, December 10, 2010

Theme & Variations: Arizona WIL Probe Law's Many Uses

A robust number--40--gathered in mid-November at the Fall Luncheon of the Phoenix WIL section, held at the offices of Perkins Coie Brown & Bain. They came to hear the experiences of four attorneys on "Charting Your Own Course: Perspectives on Using Your Law Degree."

With the help of moderator Jill Rencher, panel members shared their insights on a spectrum of career-path topics, including: suprises in the journey, challenges and lessons, advice for your younger self, sources of help along the way, and resources available to those choosing or "jumping" a path. Panelists were Deborah Hendrickson (Az State Law '90), owner with her husband of a small firm, focusing on family and probate law, mother of 3 adult children; Amy Kunz Swaner (BYU Law '94), former practitioner in the areas of commercial litigation, estate planning, and probate, currently not practicing, mother of five; Melissa Rawlinson (BYU Law '01), currently corporate counsel for a software company, mother of one young son; and Rebecca Setlow (Az State Law '94), practicing with a large firm, doing civil litigation, professional liability, securities, and contract law, mother of two. (Pictured, left to right, are Deborah, Amy, Melissa, Jill, and Rebecca.)

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