Emily P. Ziober
Attorney at Law
Areas of practice:
Civil. I am a certified family mediator.
Best thing about being a lawyer:
The ability to make a positive difference in a client's life and in the community.
Reading, writing, exercise, sports, travelling.
If I had more time, I would:
Write one-on-one interviews and short stories, learn to speak Spanish, and take technology classes.
What is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today:
Bet you didn't know:
I played Fur Elise by Beethoven with a broken finger in a splint in a piano recital.
Two books: one to learn something new and one purely for pleasure.
What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney:
At LSU, I won a journalism scholarship and internship my junior year to work for a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C. I worked with attorneys there and changed direction from journalism to law school. Luckily, law involved reading, writing, and public speaking, things I had always enjoyed. I was the first one in my family to be a lawyer, and my parents were surprised.
Suggestions for young lawyers:
Pace yourself and have balance in your life.
Favorite BRBA project or event:
The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project. I'm the 2013-14 Pro Bono Committee chairperson.
Person I would like to have lunch with:
Barbara Walters to discuss some of the interesting people she has interviewed.
Favorite law school memory:
Graduating and not studying any more in the law library!
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