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Posted on: Sep 28, 2017

By Lottie L. Wathen, Whitham Hebenstret & Zubek LLP

Teresa Asbury, Member at Large of the IndyBar Paralegal Executive Council, has worn many hats. One of those, which she has worn for six years, is as a family law paralegal for Mallor Grodner LLP. For anyone who has ever worked in family law, I don’t have to tell you about the stress level. For Teresa, one way to combat that stress is to put on her gardening hat (or perhaps gardening gloves).

While her garden may not grow “with silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row” as contemplated by the old English nursery rhyme attributed to Mother Goose (first appearing in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book in 1744), she attributes her sunny disposition to spending time in her garden (if you know Teresa, you know she is nearly always smiling). Being among her flowers is one way she is able to keep herself from becoming too “contrary!” For Teresa, gardening is where she finds her tranquility.

Teresa often receives compliments about her garden and is always on the hunt for ways to make it brighter, bolder or better. She wanted to share a something she found during recent research for tips, tricks and tools to accomplish that. Read here for an article by Angela Brown for some interesting tips on using vinegar in your garden.

Prior to her current position as a family law paralegal, Teresa spent 14 years working in other areas of law: bankruptcy, class action and special litigation to name a few. Teresa is happy working in family law as she finds that working with clients who are going through some very difficult times rewarding and the variety of cases keeps her on her toes. Were she not a busy paralegal, Teresa’s dream job would be wedding planner/coordinator.

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