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INTERVIEW WITH MARY PAVLINCHAK

What are your responsibilities at Lindley Law?

 

From open to close, I help clients and prospective clients get their questions answered.  Even if their legal issue is not something we can help with, it is my job to listen to them and let them know that they are heard.

 

As office administrator, I am also responsible for keeping the office functioning.  This responsibility is not easy to define – I make sure we are organized, have sufficient supplies, and remain as efficient as possible as we address our clients’ concerns.

 

Finally, as paralegal, I work in support of and in tandem with the attorneys to ensure we deliver effective and efficient service to our clients.

 

What is your favorite part about working at Lindley Law?

           

Although we focus in litigation, which can be confrontational, I see our work as happy litigation.  We are advocating in positive ways to benefit our clients.  The work is important and impactful.

 

I also enjoy the firm’s culture – each member is valued and has a voice.  Additionally, my colleagues have a great energy, even in moments when the hours are long.

 

What are your most important goals for your position and for the firm overall?

 

As a law firm, we are often interacting with clients on the worst or scariest day of their lives.  It is my goal to make the legal process less daunting and more approachable.  Additionally, Lindley Law recently celebrated its five-year anniversary (an impressive accomplishment for a small business)!  I hope to help with the firm’s continued growth as it progresses toward ten and fifteen years.

 

What did you do prior to working at Lindley Law?

 

I have been working at law firms since I was sixteen years old.  I worked at firms that focus in immigration, corporate law, real estate law, and estate planning.  I also spent time as an independent paralegal hired by firms for specific projects.  Joining Lindley Law marks my return to a litigation-focused practice.

 

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

 

My husband and I have golden retrievers, and I enjoy working with them on agility and scent training.  I also enjoy gardening, reading, and playing music.  When we have free time, my daughter and I like to go on hikes – if we could, we would go every day.

 

What is one fact not everyone knows about you?

 

My husband and I have hosted thirteen exchange students from nine different countries.  I am a lover of language, so I tried to learn each language spoken by the exchange students.  As a bonus fact, I also sang Gospel music in my church choir for ten years.

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