to gussy up antique valentines from Russell’s
collection—as a fundraiser for Christ the King
Lutheran Church, which her family attends. “It’s
great when you have a group of people creating art
together,” Russell says. “You feed off each other.”
In her law career, Russell has a pro bono niche
defending attorneys she feels have been wrongly
hit with sanctions.
“Patience and attention to detail are very important in both [art and law], as well as creativity,”
Russell says. “When you’re doing art, you need to
envision what it’s all going to look like at the end.
You have a strategy for how to handle that project,
just like you have a strategy for how to handle a
transaction or piece of litigation.”
COURTROOM ARTIST CONTINUED