The bench is the term that is used to describe the area where the judge sits in a trial. So, when a judge says, "Counsel, please approach the bench," it is an instruction for a lawyer to approach the area where the judge is sitting. Judges typically have a prime view of the court from the bench.
I was born in the Quad Cities where I grew up speaking both English and Spanish. While working towards my double major in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Iowa I also spent a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following graduation, I was an AmeriCorps Volunteer with Iowa Legal Aid in Davenport, Iowa. As a student at Drake University Law School, I was a student attorney at the Drake Legal Clinic in the General and Advanced Civil Clinical Programs. I also had the unique opportunity through Iowa Legal Aid to work as an intern providing legal services to migrant farm workers in Iowa. These experiences allowed me to gain a compassionate perspective on a variety of challenging legal issues.
In addition to the practice of law, my interests include outdoor recreational activities such as camping, biking and hiking. I also enjoy reading, cooking and international travel.
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