Sarah R. Farrell, an associate at Shefsky & Froelich, has been practicing as a commercial litigator since 2004.
What do you find the most interesting about your practice?
I find the problem solving aspect of my job to be the most rewarding. I enjoy the process of identifying the legal issues of a case, discussing different theories with other attorneys, and putting together a strategy that best represents the client.
What makes a good lawyer?
Being a good lawyer requires ethical and professional behavior in situations involving clients, colleagues, as well as opposing counsel. There are other aspects as well, but none more important.
What is the biggest legal news right now, and what is its impact?
The unprecedented economic downturn of the last year has led to dramatic changes in the legal industry. In an economy where many businesses are faced with a shortage of liquidity, translating to less demand for legal services, many law firms have been forced to rethink their business models. Lawyers are becoming more proactive in order to provide their clients with more value, the impact of which will lead to stronger client relationships.