Sandy J Lavender, CHRS is the Office Manager and a Human Resources Specialist for Clark Hill PLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sandy began her legal career as a Legal Secretary and Office Manager in 1998 with a boutique office in the Detroit metro area that specialized in corporate, tax and estate planning among other legal work. In 2005, Sandy took a leap of faith into the deep end of the pool and accepted the position of Office Manager with Clark Hill, PLC. Clark Hill, at that time, was a much larger and more well-known prominent Detroit firm, having just over one-hundred attorneys in three offices across Southeast Michigan. Over the past thirteen years, Sandy has been a critical part of the firm’s growth and the development of its supportive and engaging culture. The firm currently has well over 600 attorneys in twenty-five offices across the country and throughout the world. Equally as impressive, Sandy is proud to point out that despite this incredible growth, she has continued to help foster an environment that encourages its staff while maintaining the integrity necessary to be a nationally ranked and recognized firm.
She earned her CHRS (Certified Human Resources Specialist) designation from Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations in 2007.
Sandy and her husband Jim are recent empty nesters, having raised their four extraordinary children without too much drama or incident. They reside in Fountain Hills, Arizona with their absolutely adorable and much less troublesome puppy Indie, a rescue Schnoodle.
Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC, talks about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals.
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