Cockle Legal Briefs employs attorneys, paralegals, typesetters, printers, accountants, and salesmen to produce about 1,300 Supreme Court briefs a year and files documents in every Federal court of appeals in the country. Whatever they do, whatever position they fill, Cockle people share a passion for helping their clients. Meet some of the people who work at Cockle.
Where did you grow up? Omaha, Nebraska
Job Title: Vice-President
What I Actually Do at Cockle: I am responsible for taking corrections from our clients after proofs have been sent to them. This entails discussing any changes, additions, or questions our clients might have and making sure that their final document fits our tag line: Better Briefs Win!
Time at Cockle: Like my brother, Andy Cockle, I too have worked at our family business since childhood, but started full-time soon after graduating from college. As I recall, it was going to be temporary until I got “a real job.” That was over 40 years ago!
Education: I got my Bachelor’s degree as a teacher in Speech and Drama from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
My first Job: I picked radishes at a nearby farm. That kind of work made all future jobs look glamorous!
Something my Co-Workers Don’t Know About Me: Well, some may already know, but I believe it bears repeating: I was third in the nation as a ping pong player in the 11 and under age group. As I remember, I hardly could see over the ping pong table at the time.
My Favorite Part About Working at Cockle: I enjoy working through the many questions and changes that arise when talking with our clients throughout the brief printing and filing process.
What You Are Able to Offer Cockle’s Clients: I like to think that I am helpful in answering clients’ questions that arise during our corrections process. Our proofreading department, which reads our client’s documents before sending proofs, is extremely skilled at finding inconsistencies, questions about the sense of sentence structure, and overall suggestions for improving the client’s document. I then discuss these suggestions with the client when they call in their changes, making sure that the final product is completed to their complete satisfaction.
What Do You Do On a Typical Day Off? I enjoy reading, traveling, working out, and having dinner with friends. I also enjoy visiting my children whenever possible—especially because one lives in New York and the other in San Diego—two of my favorite cities.
Dogs or Cats: I’ve always lived with animals growing up, but since I moved to a condo in downtown Omaha, I am really enjoying the freedom I have of being both an empty-nester and not having the responsibility of animals.
Broadway Show: Wicked.
Vacation Spot: I love Quebec City, Paris, and Venice.