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Welcome to Law Light!  The legal world has a lot to offer – and so do we. Law Light delivers a bit of levity to relevant & informed conversations touching all aspects of the legal field. Brought to you with a combination of head & heart by Gibson Arnold & Associates, Inc., a national legal recruiting firm assisting Fortune 500 corporations and law firms with the placement of extraordinary candidates. We handle full-cycle recruitment of senior- and executive-level employees and staff personnel, as well as e-Discovery.
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Women In Leadership w/ Christy Crase

Published January 11, 2021
This week’s episode is the second installment of our Women In Leadership series, and Melinda has the fortune of interviewing Christy Crase, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Professional Case Management. Christy provides us with a detailed look at the strategic path she took throughout her career that led her to her ultimate goal, to become a successful in-house attorney and executive.

Women in Leadership w/ Chris Allyn

Published December 18, 2020
This week’s episode of Law Light is led by Melinda Delmonico (President and CEO of Gibson Arnold) who has the pleasure of interviewing Chris Allyn, Chief Counsel of Data, Aviation, and Analytics for Boeing.

Repurposing Your Career

Published November 20, 2020
On this episode of Law Light, Melinda Delmonico (President & CEO of Gibson Arnold) talks with Elaina McMillan (Director of Talent Acquisition) about the Whys and the Hows of repurposing your career.

Don’t Go It Alone

Published November 6, 2020
On this week’s episode, Elaina McMillan, Director of Gibson Arnold’s DLA program, is joined by Dee Dee Norman (Director of Mergers and Laterals) and Forlesia Willis (Director of Associate Hiring) to discuss the benefits of working with a recruiter during your job search.

Salary Negotiations and You

Published October 16, 2020
On today’s episode, Melinda Delmonico (President & CEO of Gibson Arnold) is joined by Forlesia Willis, Director of Talent Acquisition and Head of Associate Hiring for Gibson Arnold. Melinda and Forlesia discuss the complicated and sometimes touchy topic of salary negotiations.

Manifesting the Job That You Want

Published October 2, 2020
We are back! Welcome to Season 2 of Law Light by Gibson Arnold & Associates. Our season opener is all about manifesting the career that truly inspires you. Melinda Delmonico, President & CEO of Gibson Arnold, is joined by Elaina McMillan, Director of Talent Acquisition, in order to help you understand the power of manifestation, and how it can help you find and obtain your dream career.

A Deep Dive Into Associate Hiring

Published August 21, 2020
On today’s episode Melinda is joined by Forlesia Willis, director of associate hiring for Gibson Arnold & Associates. The ladies discuss the ins and outs of the associate hiring process, from the interview to the transition, and everything in between. If you are interested in making a move, or are in need of an associate hire, contact Forlesia Willis at

Expanding, Connecting, and Cultivating Your Network

Published August 7, 2020
In today’s episode, Melinda talks to Elisha Dodge, senior managing director for Gibson Arnold & Associates. Together, they discuss the importance of forming and maintaining your professional network, as well as provide guidance for those who are trying to create their network from square one. Both Melinda and Elisha have spent many years in the legal industry, and they bring their cumulative knowledge to this episode to help you make the most of your network.

Law Firm to In-House – Navigating the Transition

Published July 24, 2020
Today Melinda is joined by Elisha Dodge, senior manager and general counsel for Gibson Arnold, to discuss what it takes to transition from a law firm to an in-house role. Elisha offers her expertise on what corporations are looking for in their corporate counsel, as well as how you can get started making the transition. For more information, contact Elisha Dodge at

The Classy Exit-Transitioning With Grace (Part 3)

Published July 10, 2020
In the third installment of our Partners on the Move series, Melinda and Dee Dee discuss how to gracefully part ways with an employer. The ladies touch on the stress we may feel during a career transition, as well as how to navigate the tricky waters that sometimes arise during a parting of ways. Lateral partner hiring is a delicate process, so let Gibson Arnold & Associates help make it as seamless as possible for you. Contact Dee Dee Norman ( for any questions about making a move.

Behind the Curtain – Demystifying the Lateral Partner Process (Part 2)

Published: June 26, 2020
In the second installment of our Partners on the Move series, Melinda and Dee Dee discuss the different facets of the lateral partner hiring process. Dee Dee, who is in charge of lateral hiring for Gibson Arnold and Associates, shares her expertise on the topic and provides some background knowledge of the process that may be able to help you in your future lateral move. Join us next time for part 3 of the series entitled The Classy Exit – Transitioning with Grace.

Embracing Change – Knowing When It’s the Right Time to Make a Move (Part 1)

Published: June 12, 2020
Today Melinda talks to Dee Dee Norman, head of mergers and acquisitions for Gibson Arnold & Associates. In the first installment of our Partner on the Move series, the two discuss some of the big reasons for making a career move, as well as how to know you are making the right choice. Join us next time for part 2 where Melinda and Dee Dee will dissect the lateral partner process.

Real Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence

Published: May 29, 2020
Melinda is joined by Stacie Woods, eDiscovery manager for Gibson Arnold to discuss technology and the impact it has had on the discovery process. The two also touch on the pros and cons of using artificial intelligence, and what the future may hold for document review.

Creative Resumes Create Opportunities

Published: May 15, 2020
Today Melinda is joined by Stacie Woods, the eDiscovery Manager for Gibson Arnold & Associates. Together they discuss best practices for drafting a resume, and how your resume can make or break you in your job search. Melinda lays out some Dos and Don’ts of resume building, and the ladies discuss some of the resume faux pas they have seen in the past.

Distinguished Legal Advisers – Discovering the Untapped Wisdom of Retiring Attorneys

Published: May 1, 2020
Melinda Delmonico and Elaina McMillan discuss Gibson Arnold’s Distinguished Legal Adviser (or DLA) program, including how it came to be, and how it is different than anything else currently in the legal field. The ladies also touch on the power and wisdom of retired attorneys, and how difficult it can be to “turn off” 30 years of legal experience. More information on the DLA program can be found on our website:

Thriving In Chaos – Self Care in the Legal Field

Published: April 17, 2020
On our first episode, Melinda Delmonico and Elaina McMillan discuss the stress of working in the legal field, the toll that stress can take on our health, and ways to practice self care in our every day lives. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a legal staffing firm located in Denver, Colorado that knows the ins and outs of the legal profession, and we will be bringing you podcasts on a myriad of topics regarding the legal world, so stay tuned!