Pacific Cascade Legal has adopted a Colleague Appreciation Recognition Program to highlight members from our incredible team who have been shining in their position, and serving as a source of support in the lives of their coworkers and clients. Every month, employees are encouraged to nominate one coworker who they feel represents our firm’s core values, which they can do via an online system we have at the office. At the end of each month, our Leadership Team reads through all of our nominations, and choses one employee for that month’s Colleague Appreciation Award.
Our November Colleague Appreciation Winner was Attorney, Natalie Thorp. We asked Natalie a few questions to highlight her path to our firm, and what motivates her to excel in her role:
How long have you been working at the firm?
“I have been with the firm for just over 2 years.”
What led you down this career path to where you are today with PCL?
“I went through a rough divorce about 10 years ago and had an attorney who simply didn’t care about me or the outcome of my case. I believe people deserve an attorney who cares, so I went to law school, and here I am.”
Do you have a motto or personal mantra that you feel influences how you go about life?
“You will have to say no often, so say yes every time you can.”
If you could have any job for just one day, what would it be?
“I would want to be a caretaker at an elephant sanctuary for orphan babies.”
What does a day in your life look like on a work week?
“It depends if I am in court or not. Usually never-ending emails and phone calls – did I mention emails??”
What do you find most fulfilling about your job/what aspects do you like the most?
“I love my clients. I like them as people, and I like helping them move past these rough times in their lives with dignity and grace.”
What have you gained since working at Pacific Cascade Legal?
“I’ve gained knowledge and confidence.”
What’s one moment or memory from work that you look back on fondly?
“I don’t really have one. I enjoy working with Will and all of the paralegal team daily. I will look back fondly on this team forever, but there is not one day or instance that jumps out in my mind.”
What’s on your wish list for the years ahead at Pacific Cascade?
“I want to grow with the firm and continue learning and growing my practice.”
What advice would you give to recent new hires as they begin their journey at PCL?
“Buckle up – you’re about to enter the fast track for both knowledge and growth in your practice of law.”
Congratulations to Natalie for receiving this recognition, and a big THANK YOU from the entire Pacific Cascade Legal team for all that you do, day in and day out, to make our firm the best it can be!