Oct. 14, 2020 - After resigning from her previous firm in March, Paige Martin quickly found herself facing the challenge of finding employment during the ongoing global coronavirus crisis. The 2019 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center turned to Assistant Dean for Career Development Tiffany Tucker.
"Tiffany took the time to listen to me and helped me process my experience at my last job," Martin said. "Talking to Tiffany that day was a turning point for me. She was so encouraging and inspiring, and I went from feeling terrified and anxious, to feeling confident and excited about the future. I remember thinking what a gift she is to the Law Center, and how thankful I am that I went to law school there."
Martin discussed her interest in education law and a number of job openings she had seen online with Tucker. A week later Tucker introduced Martin to Sarah Langlois, a partner at KBS Law Group, and a former panelist speaker at the Law Center. After several weeks, Langlois informed Martin of an opportunity at a firm that includes education law in its practice.
In May, Martin accepted a position at Tritico & Rainey, PLLC, a firm that serves as general counsel for six teachers’ unions comprised of approximately 10,000 teachers in the Houston area.
"I am thrilled because I will get to be in the courtroom with very experienced attorneys in criminal law matters, and will also get to practice education law and personal injury law," Martin said. "It is my dream job, and I never would have known about it had Tiffany not connected me to the right person."
Martin said she is proud of the legal education she received at the Law Center, and the continued support of the Career Development Office and faculty and staff.
"In this uncertain and scary time, I have been so grateful to have attended the Law Center and to have access to the Career Development Office - an amazing resource for students and graduates," Martin said. "Tiffany Tucker is a very special person and I will be forever grateful to her. She has been an incredible example of the kind of attorney I want to be - one that takes the time to listen and connect people."