Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Angie Wilde

//Smokeball Employee Spotlight: Angie Wilde

One of our New Year’s resolutions here at Smokeball is to spotlight some of our talented (and fun!) team members who help make Smokeball such an amazing place to work. Kicking off our first Employee Spotlight is Angie Wilde, one of our legal forms & content specialists. Here’s a short Q&A to help you get to know Angie (almost) as well as we do!

Q: Where are you from?

A: In my heart, St. Lucia…but in reality, Chicago, Illinois.

Q: How long have you been working for Smokeball?

A: A few weeks shy of one year. Whoo hoo!

Q: What did you do before joining Smokeball? Do you have a legal or tech background?

A: I suppose you could refer to me as tech savvy, but before Smokeball I worked as a paralegal handling multi-million dollar civil litigation suits and as a corporate paralegal with a speciality financing private equity group. My background is 100% legal.

Q: We know there’s no such thing as a “typical” day at Smokeball–but if you had to say, what does a normal day look like for you?

A: My typical day involves reviewing content form requests from clients and managing contractors from various countries around the world. Some of my specific duties include (but aren’t limited to) assigning their workload, evaluating their work projects; and publishing forms to the content server that were successfully converted by our contractors.

Q: What is your silliest memory at Smokeball?

A: There are a lot of silly times here at Smokeball. We have the pleasure of working for and with Australians so some of the silliest memories I have involve any time Australian slang is used and the ensuing confusion by us “Yanks.” We have a lot of disagreements on the pronunciation of Notre Dame–but that is a tale for another day!

Q: Describe your favorite team outing.

A: My favorite team outing would have to be when the Content team went bowling downtown. I learned how absolutely awful we are at bowling…

Q: What is the most fun t-shirt you own?

A: I have a pretty amazing t-shirt with different types of ninja poses…it is basically a person dressed as a ninja doing normal everyday things or hiding behind a tree—you know, ninja things. Clearly describing it does it no justice! It is cute, I promise.

Q: What is your favorite 3 p.m. snack?

A: If I was not so allergic, it would be a granny smith apple, but I settle for a delicious bag of Skinny Pop.

Are you a Smokeball employee or do you work closely with a member of the Smokeball team you think would make an amazing addition to next month’s Employee Spotlight? Nominate your Smokeballer here and provide a few sentences as to why this employee should be featured.

By |January 28th, 2016|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Additionally, Josh sits on the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Community Activism Law Alliance and on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fringe Opera Company. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.

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