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Shauna Quigley of Williams Family Law. Shauna Quigley of Williams Family Law.

As many know, being a new lawyer is tough and the transition from law school to law practice can be abrupt. While the practice of law does not have the artificial difficulty built into it by the curve, where you are constantly competing with classmates, the practice of law presents many more challenges. The practice of law is stressful and law school does not prepare future lawyers for the long hours, business demands, and the high-stakes decisions. When you’re dealing with real live issues there’s a lot more pressure than turning in a 20-page legal brief or preparing for a mock trial competition. Especially in the realm of family law, my day-to-day includes advocating on behalf of my clients most important pillars of their lives: children, finances, and emotional well-being.

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