Meet Jill, Legal Assistant
Jill is a graduate student earning her master’s degree M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (M.S. NCR). It is an interdisciplinary degree offered at the Werner Institute, in the Creighton University School of Law. She has incredible enthusiasm. She is excited to apply what is learned to real world experiences. “Conflict is often seen as a negative but I see it as a chance to inspire innovation and creativity.”
She is part-time receptionist and part-time legal secretary with IKS. Jill has been working in the court system for nearly 30 years. “I started working for the Sarpy County Court. There I grew up and fell in love with the Nebraska Judicial System.” Starting in the Traffic Division, she worked her way up the system up to Bookkeeping and Civil/Small Claims to eventually running the Criminal Division and more. “I dealt with everything from traffic tickets to the murder cases.”
Keeping people comfortable is a crucial part of the job, and her love of people makes her the perfect fit for her position, going the extra mile for the firm’s clients.
“I speak with people at length about their situations, addressing their unique concerns. I make a point to talk to make sure our clients know how much we care. No two cases are the same and our staff has the expertise needed to tailor our skills and resources. This flexible individual approach is an important part of what we do, and I make certain it’s my first priority.”
Though free time is limited by full-time work, full-time school and parenting, Jill enjoys travel, camping, reading, and learning to cook. She is planning to be married next year and her son is a freshman at Creighton Prep. She is a member of the Nebraska Innocence Project (a group freeing wrongfully convicted people with the use of DNA) and is a member of Omnicron Delta Kappa – Leadership & Honors Society at Creighton University.