April 15, 2011
An Interview with Columbus Bar inc Attorney, Jocelyn Armstrong.
Jocelyn M. Armstrong is a 2009 graduate, Capital University Law School, opening her practice along with solo colleagues at Suite 1050, Columbus Bar inc, the incubator program for new lawyers. Jocelyn took time out for our inquiries.
Why did you decide to try for a place in Columbus Bar inc?
Columbus Bar inc was appealing to me because I saw it as a way to expand my part-time solo practice. I like having mentors to help me expand the knowledge I have as well as learn new practice areas.
What area(s) of law does your solo practice focus on?
Estate planning, small business and mediation. I hope to add domestic relations and juvenile law to my practice. I am open to exploring additional areas.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
I chose estate planning because I have a passion to see people prepared. While death is not a pleasant or exciting topic, it is best to have discussions with family and make plans before someone dies. There is less stress on surviving family members. And the clients can rest assured that their wishes will be honored after death. I want to help people understand the importance of providing for their loved ones after their death or during incapacity.
What will make your law firm unique?
I have a desire to help educate people. In addition to my practice, I am involved with a program at my church to teach congregants about the importance of estate and future planning. Along with other attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents, we will help people understand the importance of planning for the future. I plan to have some evening and weekend meeting appointments available to accommodate clients’ schedules.
Personal interests and hobbies?
I love to travel, shop, work in community service, read, attend plays and concerts. I am currently training for the Cap City Half Marathon.