Stacey L. Smiricky

Stacey L. Smiricky

What thing(s) do you love about NIU Law? One of the things I liked most about NIU Law was that we had a faculty that cared about student success. I had wonderful support from professors like Susan Kuo, Jeff Parness, Guadalupe Luna, and Adele Morrison. I still seek advice from other professors like Judge John Darrah and Marvin Hill.

Do you have any advice for future attorneys? Take the time to learn all aspects of the profession, including business operations and relationship development. With a better understanding of how the legal profession operates, you can be more successful. Also, it should be noted that doing a decent job is not the same as turning out excellent work product. Being careful and thorough are the most important things you can do to advance your career. You want a solid reputation based on excellent work product and a strong work ethic.

What do you find the most rewarding about your work? My colleagues. I have been lucky to work with some amazing people who have taught me how to be a better lawyer.

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