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Laura Dudley Profile | Retirement Annoucement

Laura Dudley

What has been your most memorable experience with EPIC?

Our grand opening, meeting the mayor + other dignitaries, and showing off our beautiful building. I was so proud to be part of this EPIC team.

 

What inspired you to join this line of work?

I was looking for something that would allow me to use both my journalistic skills & my knowledge of medical terminology.

 

Can you recall the moment or day when you knew that this would be your life’s work?

I came to the firm late in my career & was nervous about whether they would hire this “senior citizen.” I distinctly remember the phone call telling me that I was hired and how happy I was that they would take a chance on me.

 

How has EPIC helped you change from the person you were when you started to the person you are today?

Because I was over 60 when I came to the firm, it was pretty much “what you see is what you get.” The blessing in that is that they value who I am and the work that I do.

 

What advice would you give someone who is looking to start their career in law?

Always remember that the clients (+ all people) are the most important reason for what you do. Honesty and integrity do count.

 

What advice do you wish someone had given you when beginning your career?

Find a job/field that you love. It’s too hard to get out of bed day after day, year after year if you don’t enjoy your work.

 

What is the first thing you’re going to do once you retire?

Stay up all night catching up on books that’s I’ve been wanting to read.

 

What do you think you will miss most about EPIC?

Without a doubt, the people. Everyone, from the attorneys to reception, have been wonderful to work with. It’s an atmosphere of honesty, trust, wit, intelligence & not taking yourself too seriously.

 

Why did you start this work and what kept you in it throughout the years?

When I was “downsized” after 20+ years in the communications field, I retrained as a medical transcriptionist. When that job too was downsized after 10 years, I started looking for work that would meld my various skills into one.

 

What are some of your favorite things to do away from work?

Read. Travel. Dance. Garden. Did I mention read?!