Member Spotlight | Michael Lazenby
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
My name is: Michael Lazenby
I work for: Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.
The firm & practice is: Immigration Law.
My title is: Firm Administrator.
Before becoming an Administrator: I worked in Human Resources at an options trading firm.
I have been working in the legal field: Over 13 years.
I have a degree in: Business Management from North Park University.
I joined ALA Chicago Chapter: To lean on the experience and knowledge of others in the Chapter.
To be successful in legal administration: You must have high levels of organization and patience.
The thing I like best about being a Firm Administrator is: Having a direct influence on the firm’s performance and profitability.
One of the challenges of being in legal administration is: The need to constantly switch gears to and from many diverse projects and tasks.
The best advice I've ever received is: Be yourself.
The best advice I would give to someone who is just entering the legal management field is: Listen more than you speak.
I try to motivate my staff by: Making sure that they know that I genuinely care for them on a personal level.
If I weren't a Firm Administrator, I would: Be coaching basketball.
The last good book I read was: Counter Culture by David Platt.
The last good movie I saw was: The Farewell.
The last vacation I took was: London earlier this month.
The one appointment I never miss is: Dinner with my wife.
In my free time, I enjoy: Reading and working out.