Case Study – Audrey Hillyard

Audrey Hillyard

Name:  Audrey Hillyard

Location: Washington, DC

What kind of work were you doing before litigation support found you?

It found me right out of school.

How did you get the opportunity to join the litigation support community?

I started working for a management consulting firm and was immediately placed on a litigation.

When did you realize that this career would be a good fit for you?

When I realized the technology part of litigation was far more appealing to me than the legal end.

Do you prefer to be out in front and working with the clients or behind the scenes working with the technologies?

A little bit of both.

Is there an area of litigation support that had a steep learning curve for you?

Does IT networking count? Most everything else hasn't been too tough, but networking in the world of IT is still mostly Greek to me.

What do you consider to be one of the coolest things about working in litigation support?

It's something different every day. I never come in to the office and do the same thing I did yesterday.

Which types of employers have you had while working in litigation support?

  • Law Firm
  • Service Provider

Litigation Support is a well-paying career. How much has your salary increased since joining the litigation support community?

Greater than $70,000

How many years have you been working in Litigation Support?

20

Care to share any words of encouragement or advice?

Take a deep breath, count to ten, walk around the block once, then go back to tackling the challenge. It's a fast-paced and often stressful field, but it's never a dull moment.

Contact Info:

Audrey L. Hillyard, Litigation Support Manager

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-4413

202.216.5019 | fax 202.408.4400 | audrey.hillyard@finnegan.com | www.finnegan.com

 

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