Discipleship has always been an integral part of the work of Mauck & Baker. One rewarding aspect is seeing the great things the past employees of the firm have moved on to, which is why we are starting a series profiling past employees. First off, Amy Parrish.
Amy Parrish worked at Mauck & Baker as an associate attorney from 2005 to 2014.
What have you been doing since leaving Mauck & Baker?
I left Mauck & Baker in April of 2014 to relocate to Papillion, Nebraska, where my husband took a position as Lead Pastor at Papio Creek Church. I spent a year getting our family settled in Papillion (our children were 4, 3, & 1 at the time) and grading essays for Barbri bar review. In September of 2016, I took a position as Special Faculty at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business (Omaha), teaching Business 201, The Legal Environment of Business.
Why is it important for business students to be familiar with the legal field?
Legal issues occupy up to 25 percent of a CEO’s available time. From top managers to international practitioners, legal astuteness is in demand as a valuable commodity. Students need to be familiar with legal issues so that they can communicate effectively about them, evaluate legal arguments, and use evidence to apply legal doctrines to solve business problems. They also need to know how law can be used strategically as a tool to reduce or manage business risks.
What is one of the main lessons you hope your students take away from your class?
I want my students, future business leaders, to be able to solve business disputes before they become legal issues. In the alternative, I want them to understand when legal advice may be necessary in a variety of business situations and how to act as a sophisticated consumer of legal services.
Read some of Amy's past work:
Church Plants: Hiring and Firing
What is RLUIPA?
Protect Your Church Through Thorough Volunteer Interviews
Posted on Thu, May 5, 2016
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