Welcome to another post from our “Meet the FindLaw Team” series. “Meet the FindLaw Team” provides insight into the day-to-day lives of our colleagues. Today we feature FindLaw Blog Writer Yelena Kibasova. Get to know Yelena by reading about her experiences at FindLaw below.
What is your current title?
My current job title is Blog Writer II.
When did you join the FindLaw team and how did you get here?
I joined FindLaw in August 2011. A few months before that, I moved back to Minnesota after living in South Korea and was very interested in finding a position at Thomson Reuters. When the blog writing position opened up, I jumped at the chance and was lucky enough to be able to join the team.
What interests you most about lawyer marketing or your functional area?
Probably, like most of my co-workers, I absolutely enjoy writing. Even more so, I love writing with the purpose of serving up useful information, and that is exactly what my position allows me to do. On any given day, I get to absorb a great deal of legal knowledge and challenge myself to present that knowledge to our clients’ readers in interesting and engaging ways.
What activities does your work day typically involve?
The blog writer position has changed so much since I started at FindLaw. The team has grown and our duties have morphed with the needs of the department. When I started on the team, I was editing blog posts written by other writers. Eventually, my job changed a bit, where I was also writing posts from scratch for a set number of clients. Lately, I am back to editing and reviewing posts, which is something I really enjoy. Currently, I am checking the posts that are up on our clients’ websites for clarity, legal accuracy and grammar. Aside from other obligations, such as participating in committees in our department, that is how I spend most of my work day.
What are your interests outside of FindLaw?
My son is about a year old, so I am enjoying learning the ins and outs of being a mom for the first time. Traveling has always been my greatest interest and I try to visit a new place every year. In terms of hobbies, I enjoy ice hockey. I play on a women’s league during the winter months and it is an absolute blast.