In many lines of work, the man (or in this case woman) behind the curtain is one of the most vital members of the team. Such is the case with Leslie Grove, web developer for IT Services. Leslie was first employed by the Law School and library in 2000, back when she was a Computer Science student here at UGA. Since then she has worked her way up the ladder thanks to her excellent coding skills, genius with troubleshooting, and extremely personable nature.
We don’t want you to get the wrong idea, though – Leslie is far more than a web developer and you may be picturing the wrong type of person entirely. Her creative and artistic endeavors run the gamut of activities in the Athens community and these qualities certainly add to the creative spirit of the IT team here at the Law School. Leslie’s artistic abilities in metalworking and jewelry design have been showcased in craft fairs and galleries, and her musical adventures have been known to locals since the late 80’s. She can still be seen around town performing in various venues wielding everything from experimental percussion to analog synthesizers. Leslie has also served as a volunteer music director for ATHICA, app developer for Art Rocks Athens, and website designer for the Athens Metal Arts Guild.
Leslie enjoys bringing an often necessary left-‐ brain approach to many of her projects at work, and an interest in design was certainly helpful in the recent upgrade of the Law School’s website. Leslie is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of My Georgia Law (our school’s student portal) and the Law Library’s intranet. The list of Leslie’s tasks are endless and you would be surprised at how many different facets of the inner workings of the Law School and Law Library she works with on a regular basis – from testing and administering exam software which enables our students to take exams electronically to handling class photos in the online student directory, and even assisting with alumni records for the ever-‐growing alumni directory. Leslie is a Jack (or Jill if you rather) of all trades!
Leslie is also a current member of the Law School Staff Representative Group, and she is always interested in ideas for more efficient workflows for all members of the Law School community. Whether you’ve got a work related question for her, or are just looking for interesting music recommendations, you should know where to find Leslie: Room A207 of the Law Library Annex.
Kia Motors corporate counsel Casey Flaherty has developed and administered a basic technology competency audit for outside law firms hired by Kia. According to Mr. Flaherty, they all failed and he subsequently cut the billing rates to these firms.
In Wednesday's lunchtime program, IT Librarian Jason Tubinis and Web Coordinator Rachel Evans will provide an overview of the legal tech audit, including what it is, why it matters and how you can improve your own tech skills for gaining an edge in today’s legal job market.
Wednesday, November 12
11:30am - 12:20pm
The Law Library will provide pizza and salad for this program. You bring a beverage.
This month's Law Dawg is Max. He is a rescue puppy and belongs to 3Ls Kate and Peyton Bell.
All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as Law Dawg. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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