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Meet the Bruce Team I’m so pleased to introduce you to my paralegal Nicole, who has been a wonderful addition to our office since starting in April. She has been doing an incredible job, and I deeply appreciate her support. “I’ve always been fascinated by the law, and it turns out, my personality is well-suited to it. I am detail-oriented, and I like to read a lot. Working for Chris has provided me with a way to use my skills and interests to interact with the law every day. I’ve already learned so much. “Before I worked here, I took paralegal classes, but they don’t really do it justice. You can’t learn as much in classes as you can doing the work every day. Chris is a great mentor who encourages me to ask questions.” Nicole enjoys working with clients because each person is unique. She enjoys meeting new people and finding new opportunities to help you. Nicole wants you to feel supported when you come to our office. “We are working with people who are going through some of the worst times of their lives. It’s important to make sure they know the process and feel taken care of. It is the most important part of what I do because it’s someone’s life and a major life event they are going through.” Nicole shared a bit about why she decided to pursue a career in law.
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But sometimes we stumble across a few hidden gems that make our lives easier. And, when it comes to cleaning house, we can all use a little “easier.” Check out these products you may have already written off and let them surprise you. Dollar Store Cleaning Products If you’ve ever ducked into the local dollar store to buy some Mylar balloons for your niece’s birthday party, you might have noticed the jugs and spray bottles plastered with the word “Awesome.” Surely, this knock-off soap can’t work as well as your brand-name products, right? You’d be surprised. Online reviewers sing Awesome’s praises, suggesting it should really be a higher price for how well it works. Just make sure you wear gloves when you use it. Detergent Pods You use too much soap in your washing machine and dishwasher. At least, that’s what the New York Times reported as the No. 1 complaint from repair people and appliance experts. Modern appliances are designed to use less water, and as soap becomes more concentrated, using too much can damage your machine. That’s what makes detergent pods so handy. They don’t look like they can clean all your dishes or an entire load of clothes, but they actually provide the perfect amount for modern machines. You save money on detergent and machine repair! Foam Cleaning Blocks Anything with “magic” in the title sounds like a scam. For this reason, you may have avoided the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and similar melamine foam products. But this is one case where the product lives up to its wild claims. Melamine foam is abrasive and can break down and remove material from fine cracks and textures, making it an effective cleaner. It can be used to whiten sneakers, clean tub scum, and remove permanent marker from your fridge. Since the snake oil salesmen in the days of old first tricked trusting folks out of their hard-earned cash, consumers have wised up and are quick to write off perceived scams. Still, every now then you get lucky, and the cheap white sponge really does make the stove look like new. But you should still think twice before you say yes to gas station sushi.
After work, Nicole appreciates getting to go home to a “very silly” firecracker of a daughter, who is the perfect bright spot after a day of serious work. Nicole loves that after a challenging day, she can go home and “just deal with happiness.”
I’m grateful to have such a talented person as part of my team.
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