Friends of the Bar, 0221 WYBJ, Vol. 43 No. 1. 70

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Friends of the Bar

Vol. 43 No. 1 Pg. 70

Wyoming Bar Journal

February, 2021

Ashli Tomisich Bar Number: 7-4830 Law School: University of Wyoming College of Law

Basic Bio: Ashli is a mom to three brilliant little boys, she was a history teacher, she became a lawyer, and she is now a career counselor and PhD student. A Wyoming native, Ashli graduated high school in Worland, Wyoming. She attended Oklahoma Christian University where she earned a BS in secondary education, with an emphasis in history and minor in international studies. She then went to law school at UW where she directed the domestic violence clinic and met her husband. Upon graduation, she moved to Florida so her husband could pursue an LLM in Tax. After coming home, Ashli took a job with a boutique, medical-malpractice firm in Cheyenne, Lathrop & Rutledge. She shifted careers after her first son was born and became the Director of Career Services and Professional Development for the UW College of Law, where she has worked for the past five years. She is also pursuing a PhD in higher education administration and will complete her coursework in the next year.

On any given day, you can find me fielding questions from students, reviewing application materials, and working with employers to connect them with interested students. I also spend time volunteering for various committees and national professional development boards.

The thing at excites me most about being the director is that it balances my past as a teacher with my desire to be connected to the exceptional Wyoming Bar. I love working with students, watching them develop into lawyers, and celebrating their successes. I also love working with employers, helping them find that one new hire that fits perfectly with their team culture and needs.

The most rewarding part of my job is when a student lands his or her dream job.

For lawyers interested in career services and professional development, I recommend that they build a network of connections in a wide variety of industries, learn how those industries operate, and how students can break into those industries. Interested lawyers should also connect with legal practitioners and academics to better understand the role of career services and whether it would be a good fit.

Beyond this, it is important to learn to think...

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