Back in 2010, Nicole Kelly started with Slater Vecchio as an articled student. She was fresh out of law school and eager to be part of an environment that encouraged learning. Over the years there have been a handful of trials, numerous discoveries and mediations, a wedding, and two babies. Now eight years later, Nicole still brings enthusiasm to her role as a Personal Injury Lawyer.
Keep reading to find out more about Nicole’s journey in Personal Injury law, what she does for fun and her perspective on the concept of work-life balance.
SV: What drew you into personal injury law?
NK: The advice of friends and colleagues – four separate people recommended that I apply at Slater Vecchio for my articles after law school. I didn’t know much about personal injury, but I knew that I liked helping people and I trusted the advice of those who knew me well.
SV: What advice would you give to people who are looking to pursue a career in law?
NK: Go for it!
SV: How do you balance your work and personal life?
NK: Like many people, my work doesn’t end when I leave the office. One thing I find I can do is simply being present with my kids from the time I get home until the time they go to bed – I don’t check my email and try to put work from my mind. I don’t succeed every day, but I do my best.
SV: What do you find to be the most fulfilling aspect of your work at Slater Vecchio?
NK: The toughest but also the most fulfilling part of my work is helping our injured children clients and their families navigate the legal and medical systems toward recovery.
SV: What are you most passionate about in life?
NK: My kids.
SV: What do you do for fun?
NK: I enjoy going out for dinner with friends.
SV: What is the life motto that you live by?
NK: Where there is no struggle, there is no strength – Oprah.
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