Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

Employee Spotlight

Source: Susan Lynch

When she’s not fielding calls, tracking packages (and attorneys), or ordering supplies—in other words, keeping the office operating in tip-top shape—Judy’s is the first face you will see and voice you will hear at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.’s Arlington office.  Raising nine children has taught Judy a lot about values and work ethic. The same principles she instilled in her family are the ones she brings to the office every day. “I know that I’m the first person our clients, or potential clients, come in contact with. I make sure they are treated with respect and that they know I understand their needs are important and, often, immediate.”

When Judy isn’t in the office, she enjoys visiting family and rooting for the home team. We asked her to tell us a little more about herself and here’s how she answered this reporter’s questions.

The Land Lawyers: What do you like most about your job?
Judy Wellard: The people. Definitely the people. Especially those who work here, but also the visitors who come through the door and those who call. We work with a diverse group of clients and although I don’t know all of them personally, I know a lot of them by name and if they do come into the office it’s always a pleasure to greet them in person.

TLL: How long have you worked for Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh?
JW: Almost 6 years. Since January 2010. Not only do I greet callers and visitors but I also assist the legal secretaries with mailings and I make sure the offices are communicating with each other regarding meeting schedules and shipping and receiving packages.

TLL: Who would you like to have lunch with?
JW: I’m not sure, too many choices.

TLL: If you could travel anywhere in the world (or universe) where would you go?
JW: Australia and New Zealand.

TLL: What’s your favorite sports team?
JW: All the local teams, especially the Nats.

TLL: What was your favorite subject in grade school?
JW: Math and English grammar.

TLL: Coffee or Tea?
JW: Coffee.

TLL: Who do you admire most?
JW: I have two people in mind and they are both from Halifax, Nova Scotia. One was a World War I vet who was completely paralyzed and blind but was still motivated to design buses for other disabled veterans as well as disabled people in general. The other is my cousin. She was born with cerebral palsy and is now in her late 60s. She is fed through a feeding tube, can’t dress herself, and speaks with difficulty, but she has participated in Special Olympics and is able to get out and about, all over the city of Halifax, to church and other places, in her motorized wheelchair which she handles herself. I admire people who never give up in the face of adversity.