Roger J. Kiley, an associate at Shefsky & Froelich, works in the litigation department, focusing his practice on commercial litigation and eminent domain matters.
How has the practice of law changed from when you first got into it?
In terms of litigation, I think the developing importance of electronic discovery. Judges and lawyers continuing to learn more about what is, and what should be, required of lawyers and clients to preserve electronically stored information. While more of a concern in federal court right now, state courts are soon to follow.
What advice do you have for law students?
Explore different areas of the law while in school, even if you think you know what you want to do.
What are the challenges of maintaining a work-life balance?
Unpredictability, not knowing when a big case may come in and your underwater. You have to have an understanding partner, and you have to be willing to make time even when it doesn’t seem possible.