William Jewell College,
B.A., Psychology & Sociology
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) - Gateway Chapter
Past President and Advisory Council, 2008-2015
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2015-2016
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) International
Membership Development Committee, 2019-2021
Member, Job Description Task Force, 2018
At-Large Director/Board of Directors, 2015-2018
Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2013-2014
SHRM of Greater St. Louis
Vice President, Development/Board of Directors, 2014-2016
Society for Human Resource Management
Thompson Coburn LLP
Director of Associate Recruiting & Legal Supp Svcs, 2019-Present
Newmeyer & Dillion LLP
Director of Human Resources, 2016-2019
Husch Blackwell LLP
Associate Director of Human Resources, 2007-2016
Director of Human Resources, 1994-2007
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride
As Thompson Coburn's Director of Associate Recruiting and Legal Support Services, Julie is responsible for managing the Firm's associate recruiting efforts, including the annual summer associate program, and providing guidance and leadership to the Firm's paralegals, legal support staff and other administrative support teams.
Julie is a strategic human resources professional with proven achievements in leading organizational initiatives, spurring innovation, implementing process improvement and creating comprehensive recruiting, employment and professional development programs.
Before joining Thompson Coburn, Julie served in director-level HR positions at three large national and regional law firms. Throughout her career, Julie has pioneered innovative programs that enhance employee engagement through process improvement, maximize talent acquisition and increase opportunities for professional development. Firm management and administrators have looked to Julie to design and drive forward-thinking initiatives that project employment needs and establish staffing models that align with Firm strategies.
Julie has led frequent trainings on legal process management and legal lean process improvement. She is a recognized leader in the human resources community and is the 2019-2020 President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) – Gateway Chapter.
"Legal Administrative Assistant Teaming Models: The Next Level & How to Get There,"
ALA Annual Conference, 2019
"NextGen Leaders: How to Recruit, Engage and Retain,"
ALA Chapter Leadership Institute, 2019
"Legal Process Management: The Culture of Client Service and Legal Lean Process Improvement,"
Internal training, 2018
“Associate Recruiting, Retention & Development,”
N&D Member Retreat, 2017
"Conducting Honest and Effective Evaluations,"
Internal training, 2015
"Ferguson, MO: A View from Two HR Practitioners,"
HRMA-Greater St. Louis Workshop, 2015
"Effective Performance Management,"
Internal training, 2014
"Paralegal Tools for Upward Mobility,"
St. Louis Paralegal Association, 2013
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