Backchat: Emillie Reynolds of Reynolds and Reynolds Legal Services

Emillie Reynolds, Reynolds and Reynolds Legal Services, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen

We cross examine Emillie Reynolds of Reynolds and Reynolds Legal Services.  You be the judge.

How long have you been practicing law?
15 years

What brought you to The Bellingen Shire?
I spent time here as an adolescent, with parents living in Armidale then Urunga. It seemed like the right fit when deciding to leave Sydney.

What do you like about your work?
The range of legal matters and variety of clients I get to work with in general practice

What is the most important skill you have?
The ability to communicate with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds

Best advice for someone wanting to study and practice law?
Stick with it, work hard, but not too hard as to jeopardise a healthy work/life balance

Who is in the Reynolds & Reynolds team?
My husband Paul, Di who assists with conveyancing, Sally, Sophie, Annette and Yuni who assists in office administration and support

What is your favourity TV law show?

Do you think Susan Dey was better in The Partridge Family or LA Law?
LA Law. I was never a fan of the Partridge Family

Not even David Cassidy?
I thought Danny was the coolest.

What was your previous career?
Bartending, managing hospitality venues.

Any future plans?
I’ve been doing more litigation recently, and expanding my team to allow me more court time is on the cards.

Your best memory of childhood was?
Spending time on my grandparents farm in Armidale

What would you like to be remembered for?
Being kind

Friends say that you are?

What do you avoid in life?

If you were PM, what would you do?
Put more resources and money into education and science

What project are you currently working on?
Helping my husband repaint our house

How do you relax?
Good company, good music

The previous career you wish you could forget?
Fitting bras in a department store

Your current passion is?
My children

What are you reading right now?
“Go Set a Watchman”, “He said, She said”, “Peace Hike a River” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

If only…..
There were more hours in a day

What really annoys you?
Litter bugs

The best lesson your parents taught you?
Don’t sweat the little stuff and love your family

The last big belly laugh you had was?
Watching my husband, dog and daughters dressed up in the Mongrel Dog Show

Favourite country to visit and why?
Japan because of the people, food and culture

In the movie Emilliegate, who would play you?
A young Meryl Streep

What did you think of Meryl in Kramer v Kramer?
I think the butler did it


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