Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment in MSJDN’s series highlighting the employers MSJDN members say are going above and beyond for military spouse attorneys. Each employer in this series was nominated for MSJDN’s Member’s Choice Award by members who told us in their own words just how awesome their employers are. MSJDN is thrilled to tell these employer stories, as a way of expressing our gratitude for supporting military spouses as they build careers in the legal profession.
The MSJDN Member’s Choice winner will be announced at MSJDN’s Annual Reception in Washington D.C. on May 7.
When member Carey Galusha moved to Waynesville, Missouri from Denver, Colorado there was one law firm – the Prugh Law Office – that gave her the opportunity to practice law. And that firm has been supporting her ever since. That is why Carey nominated the Prugh Law Office for MSJDN’s Member’s Choice Award, given to an employer that goes above and beyond to support military spouse attorneys.
As Carey explains, the firm’s support of her career began immediately, as Mark Prugh allowed her to work in the office as a legal assistant until she became licensed in Missouri. Carey says that Mr. Prugh, himself a retired Army JAG Colonel, has a philosophy of not only providing actual help to his clients but also actual help to military spouses.
In addition to hiring and consulting with numerous military spouses, dependents, and retired military members over the years, Mr. Prugh has allowed Carey to continue to work remotely while stationed overseas with her husband. Carey is appreciative of the support, stating that: “Instead of having to explain why I have a gap in my résumé for 3 years while stationed overseas, he has allowed me to continue employment remotely and helped me to continue to grow as an attorney and person.”