Meet HARRIS STONE Close your eyes: Think about what you were doing when you were 15. Was it something you enjoyed? Were you taking the first steps in your career? Were you making a meaningful difference in the world? Like most fifteen-year-olds, the answer is probably, no. But for Julianne Harris Stone, fifteen is when she began her career with the Richard Harris Law Firm. Julianne has held nearly every position with the firm. A valuable member of the team, Julianne started her career performing data entry. Proving herself to be reliable and beneficial, Julianne accepted the challenge from her dad, Rick Harris, to take on more responsibility at the law firm. She moved to receptionist, then to the intake team and excelled as a case manager. Today, in her role in administration as supervisor of the settlement disbursement department, Julianne oversees the last step of our clients’ journey to justice, distributing the settlement funds. As someone who has interacted with clients in many capacities, Julianne’s favorite part of working with the Richard Harris Law Firm is making a positive impact in the lives of those who need it. “Being able to help meet the needs and expectations of the clients is rewarding. I love looking at our happy clients and knowing I had a hand in that.” Working in the family business for over sixteen years could be tedious for some, but not Julianne. Living the core values of the firm, Julianne has developed a strong bond with the rest of the team. “The staff’s interaction with each other is amazing, and it makes a really fun environment. The camaraderie we have at this firm is unlike anything I’ve experienced.” Although Julianne has a great relationship with her colleagues in the office, she values her time away. When not at work, she enjoys going to concerts, watching sporting events, eating out, and playing with her kids, Scarlett and Harrison. Thank you for all you do, Julianne! 10 Keep your case private. Don’t post any photos of your accident or give any infor- mation regarding recovering from your injuries, or activities which may be construed to be inconsistent with your claimed injuries. Ask your friends not to post about your injuries and activities. If you send a message, know who you’re sending it to. Remember, the insurance adjuster and opposing attorney on your case will be searching for details regarding you and your claimed injuries. Ideally, it would be best to close down your social media sites during your case. This will ensure you and your friends don’t post any damaging information that will be used against you. Check your privacy settings and make your personal infor- mation and posts private. When uploading photos, be selective. Ask yourself, “Will this help or hurt my case?”Set up filters allowing only friends to see your photo albums. For Facebook users, select“Only Me”for people who can view your tagged photos. Only accept friend requests from people you know personally. An insurance adjuster may send you a friend request hoping to gain access to your per- sonal information. Don’t join groups with names or discussions which could compromise your claim. If possible, block all but certain people from viewing your profile. In Facebook, you can do this under the Settings. Additionally, you may want to remove yourself from the search results. You can do this by select- ing“Only Friends”under search visibility. For Facebook users, you can remove yourself from showing up in Google’s search results, too. Go to your privacy settings page and uncheck the box under Public Search Listing. This is a must. DON’TWRECK YOUR CASE ON SOCIAL MEDIA 11