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Author Archives: Betsy Lee

Lawyers in love: In relationships, winning isn’t the goal

For many lawyers, how to make time for a strong and lasting relationship is a problem. The same can be said for other professionals, but lawyers seem to have a particularly tough time sustaining relationships, said psychologist Fiona Travis.

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Jessica L. Kruse

Jessica L. Kruse began her legal career because her husband-to-be owned several Subway franchises.

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Heather Humphrey

After four titles in four years, Heather Humphrey found her place at Kansas City Power & Light.

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Kimberley R. (Cox) Fournier

Kim Fournier’s love affair with public sector work began when she was still in law school. At the time, she was serving as an intern with the Jackson County prosecutor’s office.

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Cat Kelly

Cat Kelly says public defenders come in two varieties: The idealist and the scrappy attorney who lives to take on authority. Kelly is a bit of both.

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Tracy L. Bornman

“Most patent attorneys have a reputation for being kind of nerdy,” Tracy L. Bornman says with a laugh. “I’ll admit that.”

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Attorney Boler competes for Mrs. U.S. Continental

Competing in pageants can be a great tool if used to help complement goals, says Cydney Boler, who won the title of Mrs. Midwest Continental in December. Photo by Matt Frye

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Law student wins as wheelchair athlete

Sarah Castle spends a lot of time practicing in the University of Missouri-Kansas City gymnasium during the basketball season. The second-year law school student is a member of the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, which won gold at the world championships in England last year.

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Getting ready for small law

Attorney Alan Gallas, a member of the selection committee for Solo and Small Law Incubator candidates, talks Wednesday with Judith Sharp, staff director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law’s Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, at the school’s reception for the incubator at 4743 Troost Ave.

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Lathrop attorneys network with colleagues on the run

Lathrop & Gage summer associate Jordan Bergsten makes his way up a hill in the middle of the Course of Dreams 5k in Shawnee Mission Park on Saturday. Shearer competed as a member of the law firm’s team.

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Would you want to work for you?

Just like the summertime honey bee, which appears out of nowhere at every outdoor picnic, talented new associates easily can be attracted in a slow economy.

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