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 Copywriter II Tanya Brody. Get to know Tanya by reading about her experiences at FindLaw below.
What is your current title?
When did you join the FindLaw team and how did you get here?
I joined FindLaw as a contractor on October 31st of 2011. I knew this would be a fun place to work when I saw all the Halloween costumes running around the office. I was introduced to FindLaw through a recruiting agency, which posted that they were looking for copywriters in Minneapolis via LinkedIn.
Prior to joining FindLaw, I have been a professional costumer, full time performer and touring musician, playing Celtic music all over the country, a booking agent and a small business owner. My resume is wide and varied and includes building Muppets for VEE Corporation (the company that produces Sesame Street Live) and working as a creative consumer for a local marketing company. I have also been a professional actor and done many shows around town. I continue to perform solo as a Harper/Singer/Songwriter and as part of The Idisi, a local women’s chorus.
What interests you most about lawyer marketing or your functional area?
I strive to be that bridge between lawyers (who speak “lawyer”) and their potential clients (who don’t speak lawyer.) It can be a delicate and interesting balance, depending on the client. My love of language and writing come into play a lot during my regular working hours.
What activities does your work day typically involve?
I spend a lot of time educating our clients on what our best practices are and why they are good ideas. I also spend a lot of time writing (of course) and corresponding with colleagues on various projects.
What are your interests outside of FindLaw?
I play the harp, as well as several other instruments, sing and write songs. I knit, sew and spend the summers puttering in my garden. I enjoy sailing and many other activities involving water. (I live near a lake.) I write fiction to clear my mind of my “day job.” I also spend a lot of time researching gluten free recipes on the Internet and coming up with entertaining ways to not eat wheat.
Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Audience Team