😌 Spotlight on Talent: Flexible Legal Ops


Legal Operations
Industry Insights


Meet Sheilla! Hailing from Nashville, she began her career in Law in Louisville, Kentucky in 1993. And, she’s had quite the unconventional path into law. After working for more than 10 years in the hospitality industry, Sheilla quit her job after upper management refused to train her for a higher position. One of her regular customers caught her on her way out, handed her a business card, and the rest was history. Just three days later, she walked into a legal secretary position with an oil company. Sheilla prides herself on being an “old-school” paralegal (she never attended formal classes 🤯) and was trained by some of the best transactional attorneys in the southeast. From contract review and negotiation, to data room set up and repository management- Sheilla continues to grow her passion for Legal and Legal Operations.

Path to Lawtrades

After Covid hit, Sheilla decided she wanted more flexibility and full-time remote positions. She lost appeal in going into the office, and was interested in the wide range of opportunities she discovered through Lawtrades. Sheilla connected with our amazing talent coordinator Melissa, and worked together to find the perfect fit for her talents. Now with several years of experience under her belt, Sheilla feels freelancing suits both her curiosity and her insatiable desire to continue learning and growing her talents.

Success with Lawtrades

Sheilla is still relatively new to the Lawtrades community, but she’s already been able to expand her talents through Legal Operations for a mature start-up, and assist with a global corporate restructuring project. She’s got big plans for 2022. She’s looking forward to continuing to expand her talents freelancing with Lawtrades, and is hoping for another good landing spot in the coming year.

Flexible Working Hours

Lawtrades provided Sheilla the flexibility and opportunities that are above and beyond what any other firms are offering. She’s culminating that perfect work-life balance by devoting time for her passions: cooking and playing golf with her husband. A master home cook, Sheilla loves trying new recipes and bakes some of the most scrumptious cookies on the planet (Her gingerbread boys with a bite are the envy of all cookie swaps 🤩).

Better said in her own words:

“Lawtrades has allowed me to have flexibility and to devote my time where I choose to devote it. The project based opportunities that Lawtrades provides allows me to grow and to thrive and never be bored with the same routines. I appreciate the Lawtrades Team and look forward to a long and lasting relationship!”

Want to further your career? Looking to manage your own time while working with amazing and notable clients? Join our talented community, just like Sheilla did!