I believe the years I spent on the bench allow me the judicial perspective only a select few people have.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
National Association of Professional Women honors Eve Parks as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in law with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 500,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.
“Despite the fact that my paternal grandfather was a superior court judge in St. Paul, Minnesota, I never really thought about being a lawyer until I started to go to school to become a paralegal,” said Ms. Parks. While attending school, she was working part time at a jail as the first initial appearance clerk for the Maricopa County Superior Court. Ms. Parks made such an impression on her superiors that she was soon recommended for the position of commissioner’s aid to one of the court commissioners.
Ms. Parks continued to pursue her paralegal certification, and eventually obtained her bachelor’s degree. Simultaneously working as a commissioner’s aid, she became even more knowledgeable about the county court system. Ms. Parks eventually applied to law school and in 1989, graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Citing her “down-to-earth” communication skills as key when dealing honestly with her clients, Ms. Parks has worked at several prestigious law firms and was appointed a court commissioner and judge pro tem for Maricopa County Superior Court. “I believe the years I spent on the bench allow me the judicial perspective only a select few people have,” she says. “I also have mediation training, which I implement whenever possible when it is in my client’s best interest to settle a case rather than litigate it.”
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