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2022 Unsung Legal Heroes: Michele Sharp

Administrative Support Specialist: Professional Development Administrative Assistant, Stinson

Michele Sharp likes to start her day early in the morning, when everything is quiet.

“I go through and prioritize e-mail and tasks to see how much can get accomplished before other new work projects are requested,” she said. “The day is always changing, never the same.”

Sharp’s projects include coordinating the firm’s Spring Division Leader Meetings, helping run the annual associate evaluation process and creating various recruiting and development-related reports. In her fast-paced job, she always seeks to stay a few steps ahead.

 

“I like delivering things in a way that makes other people’s work run more smoothly,” she said.

Her nominator called her the “ultimate liaison.”

“Michele is a dedicated, hardworking leader who goes above and beyond no matter how big or small the project and truly embodies what an unsung legal hero is,” the nominator wrote.

What led you to choose a career in the legal field?

My father was the county treasurer for over 30 years in the small Pennsylvania town I grew up in. I went to the courthouse every day after school. I was very familiar with the judges and attorneys. I always admired them, their work and how they would take the time to stop and talk with me. I enjoyed going up the back steps to the judge’s chambers and walking through the courtroom when not in use.

What is the best part of your job?

The co-workers around me in my department. We all have each other’s back. When you are having a bad day, they lift you up and vice versa.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.”

What is something that would surprise people about you?

I would love to be the cook at a camp/tent/cabin out west in the mountains of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, etc.

Unsung Legal Heroes 2022