Women in the Law
Would-Be Legal Secretary is Now Partner
Posted Apr 17, 2008 9:53 AM CST
By Martha Neil
Amy Walpole's typing skills were not the greatest. But that's no longer an issue for the would-be legal secretary.
The United Kingdom law firm at which she initially sought a staff position after returning home to her native Norwich in 2002 has helped her to earn a law license and has now made the family law practitioner a partner, reports the Eastern Daily Press, a local newspaper.
“Although Amy is our first female partner, what is more important is the drive and new ideas she will bring to the partnership which will not only benefit the firm but also our clients," says Richard Etheridge, the firm's managing partner. "Amy and fellow partner Colin Grooms in our family law department will provide services requiring the utmost sensitivity and understanding of issues.”