Nancy originally created Legal Launch, LLC to help attorneys and law students land rewarding traditional and nontraditional legal careers. Throughout her 28-year legal career, Nancy has always mentored lawyers and law students with their career development, providing non-stop ideas.
Nancy knows the ever-changing legal market; she understands how prospective employers think and what qualities and skills they seek in a candidate.
For these same reasons, legal employers regularly turn to Nancy to help with their hiring needs. She can quickly and effectively advertise available positions in professional publications and receive back immediate responses from
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practitioners in specific practice areas. Nancy's recruiting methods attract the most qualified candidates to be interviewed and recommended for hire.
Nancy frequently speaks at Chicago area law schools and bar associations. She also participates as a speaker or a facilitator at women's conferences such as iRelaunch, Make It Better Magazine's Re:Work, and Women for Hire/Chicago Expo. She has also spoken before the Association of Legal Administrators/Chicago Chapter and both chapters of Lawyers Connecting in the Chicago area.
Nancy recently was named to the Advisory Board of Attorney at Law Magazine, which debuted in Chicago in October, 2014.
Nancy's "On the Job" column is featured monthly in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and she frequently writes for The Law Bulletin's Career Corner and Lawyers' Forum columns. Nancy also serves as a judge of The Law Bulletin's monthly Resume Critique, and has quickly become the "Simon Cowell" of the judges. Nancy is also a frequent contributor to the Ms JD blog. See "Nancy's Publications" page for these publications.
Nancy previously practiced commercial litigation as an associate in the Chicago office of McDermott, Will and Emery for many years. She also served as the Director of Legal Services for the Center for Disability and Elder Law f/k/a/ The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc., where she supervised three in-house attorneys and over 400 volunteer attorneys serving the legal needs of low-income people with disabilities. Nancy also has presided over 150 mandatory arbitration matters as an arbitrator for the Circuit Courts of Cook and Lake Counties. She has also counseled many students and graduates in their career development for the Office of Career Services at Loyola University Chicago Law School.
Nancy received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago, ranking 12th out of 149 in her law school class. She graduated from Occidental College, magna cum laude, with honors.
Nancy presently lives in Deerfield, Illinois with her husband and their three daughters, where everything stops for the Illini.