My first legal experience was with a great Palo Alto law firm. It felt like a family and I treasure the friendships I still hold to this day. As my experience grew, I found that the fast-paced legal environments were often toxic work houses where the work was repetitive, rote, and allowed no place for creativity. Fast-paced and demanding work environments foster stress, competition, anxiety, and dysfunctional demands. I was looking for an environment that values personal and professional achievement, teamwork, and joyful work. I needed a balanced, healthy workplace that cares about its employees and a way to work smarter, not harder. When Tony and I discussed the role, it seemed too good to be true, but I have found the sales pitch to join the team has continued to ring true every day I work at Mission Law. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the team.