Louisville People to Know in Law: Dinsmore's Young-Eun Park Talks COVID-19, Career and More
Dinsmore commercial litigation attorney Young-Eun Park was named to this year's Louisville Business First 20 People to Know in Law list. She spoke with the publication about the effects of COVID-19 on the legal field, her career development and life outside the office. An excerpt is below.
How has the pandemic changed the way you interact with clients?
While all in-person meetings or visits to client sites were indefinitely put on hold, I have been able to get to know my clients through video settings, which have actually turned into more personal interactions as many of us are working from home. I have been able to interact and bond with my clients by sometimes unexpectedly meeting family members and pets. I have been able to get to know them on a more personal level, which may not have otherwise happened had we met in a business setting.
What has been your greatest career achievement?
Becoming an attorney is a career achievement in and of itself. I was a teacher in my past life. I was discouraged from going to law school by several people who told me that I would not be able to secure a job or find long-term success. I am happy to say that I have not only found a job, but a career with people who I enjoy working with and cases that I find challenging and rewarding.
If you could put together your legal dream team, who would be on it and why?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg because of her advocacy on gender equality and women’s rights both before and on the U.S. Supreme Court; Atticus Finch because of his unwavering principles and willingness to do the right thing against all odds, and Kenyon Meyer because he is the best lawyer I personally know.
What’s your favorite lawyer joke?
Dance like no one is watching. Email like it may one day be read aloud in a deposition.
Read her full interview here.