SEVEN years of juggling a busy family life, a business and working at a local solicitors office while she studied law has paid off for Paris Willis.
On Friday Mrs Willis was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court at a ceremony in Sydney.
The mother of three is now hoping to specialise in family law at Whiteley, Ironside and Shillington.
During her years of study Mrs Willis said she had no formal plan in place to allocate to study and completing her assignments.
“I suppose in a way you could say I adopted a scattergun approach,” she said.
The method seems to have worked well for Mrs Willis, who says she is looking forward to the challenges of working in family law.
“This is the path I have chosen because I really want to work in a field where I feel I can make a difference,” she said.
Like any busy working mother who is studying, Mrs Willis had to factor her studies into her day.
“That would just be at anytime that worked.
“I might be out a sporting event with the children, but in the back of my mind thinking about an assignment,” she said.
“When my husband and I owned the restaurant at the Botanic Gardens, I was always able to do some study during the quieter times,” she said.
Even though she has been working recently in a local law firm, she says work yesterday felt like a new beginning.