William Jewell College,
B.A., Psychology & Sociology
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) - Gateway Chapter
Chair-Diversity Equity Inclusion & Accessibility, 2021-2022
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 Toolkit Task Force, 2018
At-Large Director/Board of Directors, 2015-2018
Chair-HR Conference for Legal Management Professionals, 2014
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 Strategic Workforce Planning and Development, 2021-Present
Director of Associate Recruiting & Legal Support Services, 2019-2021
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
Midwest Innocence Project
Power 2 the Polls
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride
Julie focuses on enhancing and optimizing the vital role that members of Thompson Coburn's legal support services team play in delivering exceptional client service. She is dedicated to helping the Firm develop a highly efficient, technically competent and collaborative workforce across all offices.
Julie also oversees the design and implementation of professional development programs for legal support team members to ensure individuals have frequent opportunities to develop the skills and competencies necessary to meet the short- and long-term demands of a national AmLaw 150 law firm.
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 served as 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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