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Thoughts About Wool Landon From Yasaman Afzal

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“If I had my druthers, I’d choose to be right here at Wool Landon. It’s not just a career; it’s a passionate journey of growth, mentorship, camaraderie, and, above all, making a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients.”

I am absolutely thrilled to share the news that I’ve embarked on a journey as a litigator here at the esteemed Wool Landon law firm. It has been just a few weeks since I stepped through these doors, and I must say, my heart has already taken up residence here. Now, how can I even begin to describe my inaugural weeks at Wool Landon? In this short span I’ve been mentored, challenged, warmly embraced, and left brimming with fulfillment. Allow me to peel back the layers.

Abby Wool Landon has become my beacon of aspiration in this brief period. It’s something of a revelation to work under a female supervising attorney with a thirty-year legacy. Beyond the simple addition of experience, our mentorship connection is organic. Trust me, this is not a paid advertisement. She pushes me to be a critical thinker, to master the intricacies of the law, and to be nothing short of impeccable in my words, whether they grace the screen or find their home on paper.

What’s most striking is that Abby’s guidance transcends the legal arena. She reveals herself not just as a lawyer but as a mother, a wife, and a friend. She’s revered and respected, and I’ve come to realize that respect was hard-earned both within the halls of our office and the communities we serve. In my very first week, Abby posed a question that still echoes in my mind: “If you had your druthers, what would you have wanted?” I must admit, at that moment, I grappled with the term ‘druthers,’ and brushed off the question and acted like I did not hear her. In fact, it stuck with me so profoundly that I’ve even taken to quizzing friends and fellow lawyers on its meaning. Turns out, I wasn’t alone in my initial ignorance, or whatever you want to call it.

It’s rare that I stumble upon a word that sends me to the dictionary. Maybe as you read this you can’t believe I didn’t know that word… you’re missing the point then. I knew from that moment that if I remain a sponge, absorbing her wisdom and wit, I too can evolve into a razor-sharp legal luminary. But mentorship is just one facet of my journey here.

And then there’s fulfillment. You might wonder how estate litigation, probate administration, or guardianships and conservatorships can provide such fulfillment. It’s simple: I get to make an indelible impact on our clients’ daily lives by championing their cause. Our clients send us heartfelt photos of cherished moments with their loved ones, made possible by our unwavering advocacy. It’s a profound reminder that a dash of gratitude goes a long way, and I’m eagerly anticipating the opportunity to create more of these positive ripples in the lives of those we serve.

Even amid the whirlwind of joining a new firm, I’ve experienced an embrace so warm. The sight of welcoming smiles as I struggle to open the door with my latte and heels each morning and colleagues eager to share their lunch hours with me is nothing short of organic camaraderie. We spend all day together, and even on their breaks, I am happy to see they aren’t running in the opposite direction of me. It’s a feeling that wraps around me, reminding me that I belong here.

So, in sum, let me leave you with this declaration: If I had my druthers, I’d choose to be right here at Wool Landon. It’s not just a career; it’s a passionate journey of growth, mentorship, camaraderie, and, above all, making a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients.

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