My opinion has always been that the best law firms are so because of the people, and for that reason I have always been blessed to be supported by some of the most wonderfuly talented people available. I hire my paralegals with an eye not only towards their ability to do (a lot) of work quickly and accurately, but to be able to work with our clients as people. I work hard to maintain a staff of caring, talented people. In this month of July, our staffing is in a time of transition. Monica Nugent, who has served me so ably for the past year is taking her experience south to Philadelphia where she will continue to work as a paralegal in a large law firm. I wish her the best. I and her many client-fans will miss her, as will the many Commissioners and lawyers who have been impressed by her ability to think on her feet and awed by her mastery of obscure historical literature. On July 30th, we will welcome Taylor Higgins as our new paralegal. Taylor joins us from a Boston firm. She has extensive litigation experience and she is looking forward to getting out to hearings and advocating for a clients as well as running the show back at the office. In the meantime, my first ever employee, Maggie Garczynski has graciously agreed to help me out on a part time basis. Maggie will be handling closings and bankruptcies until Taylor is up to speed and generally filling in as needed. Maggie has 5 years experience as a paralegal with me and can run the office in her sleep. Maggie has just returned from the London School of Economics and is a seasoned veteran. Maggie will be assisted by Sam Molodetz who returns for her second Summer with LOJFA and new comer Dana Feigenbaum who will also be assisting as needed. I appreciate everyone's patience during this transition. We should be back to full speed by Mid August.