Friends of the Bar, 1020 WYBJ, Vol. 43 No. 5. 70

PositionVol. 43 5 Pg. 70

Friends of the Bar

No. Vol. 43 No. 5 Pg. 70

Wyoming Bar Journal

October, 2020

Teresa Thybo

Bar Number: 7-4701 Law School: University of Wyoming College of Law

Basic Bio: Teresa attended Casper College and then the University of Wyoming, graduating with a B.S. in Communications. Before attending law school, she worked for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a media coordinator, as a reporter for The Sundance Times, and as a legal assistant at Corthell and King, P.C. During law school, she interned at the D.A.'s office in Cheyenne, where she became interested in criminal law. After law school, she moved to Green River to work for the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office, which is where she still works today as the Chief Deputy County Attorney. Teresa prosecutes criminal cases, assists with civil issues, and works with the Treatment Court of Sweetwater County. She is currently the Bar Commissioner for the Third Judicial District.

The thing that excites, we most about my job is that something new happens almost every day. Just when you thought you had heard the most outrageous fact pattern or argument, it is topped by something even wilder the next day.

The most rewording part of my job is helping people turn their lives around through Treatment Court. I am able to have direct discussions with participants, and offer them guidance and encouragement in a way that I am not able to do in a regular court of law.

The worst part of my job is not being able to make victims of crime whole again, even if restitution is ordered or the perpetrator is sent to prison. I can't undo what was done to them.

The best advice I have for new lawyers is find a path that you are passionate about. You will spend way too many hours practicing law not to have satisfaction in your practice area.

After I leave work, the thing I am most passionate about is my Little Sister Hailee. We have been together for the past four years through Big Brothers Big Sisters. I can't imagine my life without her in it.

During my free time, I like to take my dog Dex to the Green River and to the many trails near our home. When I am not out with Dex, you can usually find me sitting on my back porch...

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