Thursday, April 6, 2017

Meet the Staff (Part 2)

At Fye Law Office, we have some great staff. And we want our clients, potential clients, and friends to have the opportunity to learn a little bit about them, and to hear some advice and thoughts from them. Today, you get to meet Kristi, one of the legal secretaries in our office.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
    My husband’s name is Brad and he works for KAAPA Ethanol at the Minden location.  I have 2 children, Amie and Spencer.  Amie is married to Kyle and has 4 children, JJ, Quincy, Halle, and Maddex.  She is a para at the Holdrege Elementary School, and Kyle works for Husker Irrigation.  Spencer is a Program Director for the YMCA at an elementary and a middle school in Lincoln.  I have 3 step-children, Chelsea, who is the manager of a Caribou Coffee in Omaha, Grant, who is in the uniformed division of the Secret Service protecting Embassy Row in Washington D.C. and is getting married this summer, and Bryce who is an assistant manager of a Hy-Vee in Lincoln.   I live on a farm near Axtell, but I am originally from the Holdrege area.

How long have you worked for Fye Law Office?
     A year and 5 months.

What is your work experience/education/training prior to coming to work for Fye Law Office?
     I worked for several years as a bookkeeper for a couple of local farmers and then took a position at CPI at their Funk location as a grain merchandiser and scale operator for 4 years before deciding to try something new and went to work for a friend of mine at her family’s car dealership in Holdrege.  When the dealership sold, the opportunity to work for Fye Law Office was available and I decided to yet again try something new!  I had absolutely no law background and Tana took a chance with me!

What advice do you have to potential clients who are meeting with an attorney for the first time?
     Be as upfront and honest as you can. Attorneys can only deal with the information they are given and it is better for them to find out right away then to have something pop-up in court and not be prepared to deal with the information.

 What advice do you have to clients in working more effectively with their attorneys?
     A couple of the main things would be to make sure your attorney has an updated address and phone number and if possible set up your voicemail so messages can be left.  Another thing would be to not wait until the day or two before court to try and talk to your attorney.  Their schedules fill rather quickly.

Do you have any memorable experiences since working at Fye Law Office that you'd like to share?
     Without getting into much detail, I’ve had a client tell me they were going to sue me, which scared the crap out of me!!  Other than that, probably just things that clients seem to think they need to share with us!

What do you like about working in a law office?
    We have such a variety of cases that we work with and some of them can be very interesting.  Our office is pretty laid back and we all get along so well!

What is your favorite type of case or matter to work on? Why?
    I haven’t worked on many, but probably the adoptions.  It’s just so rewarding to see these kids adopted by loving families and to finally have some stability in their lives.

Thanks to Kristi for sharing a little bit about herself, as well as her thoughts with all of you.

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