People needing legal advice now for the first time in Benalla, have the choice of consulting a woman solicitor.
They will be greeted with the friendly smile of Mrs Glenice Fox, who joined the team at Niel Byrne and Edwin Clark on January 30.
Mrs Fox is optimistic about her new role, which she believes will be challenging and interesting.
‘‘I think it will be good because it will give people a choice they didn’t have before,’’ she said.
Mrs Fox said she had already received several warm welcomes to the Rose City.
‘‘It’s nice to work in a smaller place,’’ she said, comparing Benalla to her previous job with the Australian Government Solicitor in Melbourne.
‘‘You have more contact with clients and you do a wide range of work.
‘‘It will be good to get involved with people on a one-to-one basis, after dealing mostly with government departments.’’
Mrs Fox completed her high School Certificate (HSC) at Wangaratta’s Galen College and attended Monash University in 1981 to study arts and law.
After graduating, she took up a position with the Australian Taxation office where she worked for two and a half years before transferring to the Australian Government solicitor.
With friends and family in Wangaratta and Benalla, it was a happy move ‘‘home’’ for Mrs Fox and husband Damien, who is a financial analyst with IBM in Wangaratta.
More time to play netball and spend with family are among the advantages of moving back to the country.
‘‘I’ll have more time now that I’ve moved up here,’’ Mrs Fox said.