- Certified Legal Manager (CLM), Association of Legal Administrators
- Network Administrator Certification, PC Productivity
Jess joined DeWitt in April 2017 as the Office Manager of the firm’s Brookfield office. In 2021, she was promoted to the Human Relations Manager for DeWitt. Her career in the legal industry started in 1998 as a law firm receptionist and she gradually found her way to the management route. She initially anticipated a career path in information technology and pursued her Network Administrator Certification from PC Productivity in Brookfield, Wisconsin. While Jess still enjoys assisting with IT projects, she finds motivation in providing the firm’s employees with the tools and resources they require to be successful in their respective positions.
Jess’s prior experience in the legal industry includes management of accounts payable/receivable, technology and information systems, monthly financial reporting, annual budget, vendor relations, employee benefits, support staff supervision, and facility management. Based upon her tenure in the legal industry, she understands that no two days are alike in a law firm and welcomes the variety her position offers.
Additionally, Jess sits on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators. The goal of this professional organization is to improve the quality of management in the legal industry; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team; and positively represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.
- Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
- Metro Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA)
- Wisconsin Lawyer Assistance Program (WisLAP)