This short introduction video features sexual harassment and employment attorney Natalie Weatherford as she talks about her passion for representing clients who have gone through traumatic events.
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I am 100 percent motivated by the people we represent. At our firm, we do a lot of – I mean we only represent individual plaintiffs, and the majority of what we do is sexual abuse. So it’s not difficult to get up in the morning, go to court, and represent people who have been through, you know, horrific life events, and hopefully we can help them come out better on the other end, so 100 percent driven by the clients and their stories.
To be successful in the courtroom, I think, for me, it has to do with just being myself. If I walk into the courtroom and try and be someone different than I am, and you know, the office every day, in depositions, or out in the real world, it’s not a natural fit, and I think that the jurors are gonna see through that. So I try to be the same person that I am in my day-to-day life in the courtroom. And then that also sort of just lends to – like you wanna be credible, a credible person, and you wanna make sure that the jury looks to you as someone who is telling the truth. So the way to do that is to always be completely honest with the jurors, and with the judge, and in the courtroom. I think that’s extremely important.
Most rewarding aspect of the practice of law would be being able to help victims, whether it’s a victim of a crime, a person who’s been seriously injured, or, you know, a child who’s been sexually abused in school. The most rewarding thing is, you know, maybe where the criminal system has failed that person, or they haven’t been able to achieve justice out in the world on their own. When we come in, or when I come in, and I’m able to help that person, you know, tie up that part of their life, or get some treatment, or some help, or some money at the end of the day for what they’ve been through, that’s extremely rewarding.