Member of the Month: Salena Jones, General Counsel, Office of the Controller, City of Philadelphia
The good feeling I have at the end of each meeting. There hasn’t been a meeting I’ve left where I didn’t feel better than when I came in. There is always something to take away from each guest speaker.
As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia who comes from very humble beginnings, I think I have a natural ability to connect and relate to people from varying walks of life.
It might sound counterintuitive, but when I was made to resign from my last position. I landed in a great place, and I probably would not have moved into another area of law if I was not forced to. I also realized how many people I have in my corner; many that I did not even know were there. The amount of support that I received (especially from Barristers), in what could have been the worst time of my career, is something that I can never repay. I’m trying instead to pay it forward.
Attend Barristers’ meetings. You will leave feeling better than when you walked in. And do good for others, even when no one is looking.