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When the Gavel Drops

Professionalism, People-Focus
A Tale of
When the Gavel Drops
Contributed by

Dena Miner

Employee Spotlight

Garrett Sylva


Improved Services, Public Confidence, Justice

When the Gavel Drops

In the chambers of justice, where tensions can run high and decisions carry weight, there stands a paragon of Professionalism named Garrett Sylva. An attorney with an unyielding dedication to his craft, Garrett's commitment to upholding our core values shines brilliantly through a challenging scenario.

Picture this: Garrett finds himself in a courtroom facing a defendant who adamantly rejects the offer to settle his case. Despite the mounting frustration, Garrett remains undeterred, endeavoring to elucidate the potential consequences should the defendant choose to proceed down this path. The defendant's agitation mounts, his comprehension falters, and the specter of court hearings looms.

As the situation escalates, we witness the culmination of the defendant's turmoil—an unfortunate descent into contempt of court, leading to his arrest and subsequent incarceration. Throughout this situation, Garrett remains a steadfast beacon of professionalism. He navigates the tumultuous waters with poise, guided by a commitment to respect and responsibility. His calm demeanor in the face of adversity is a testament to his unwavering dedication to our core value.

Yet, the narrative doesn't end with the gavel's resounding echo. In a display of extraordinary dedication, Garrett continues to reach out to the self-represented defendant, forging a connection to resolve the lingering legal intricacies. This tenacious commitment to communication and resolution exemplifies the essence of our People-focused value. Garrett extends a helping hand even to those who have faced adversity due to their actions.

Garrett's actions during this trying episode encapsulate the true essence of an excellent employee. His unwavering professionalism shines a guiding light even in the darkest of circumstances. Through his actions, we are reminded that our values are not mere words but lived principles that shape our interactions and impact. Garrett Sylva, through his commitment to professionalism and his dedication to fostering resolution, stands as an exemplar, a source of inspiration for us all.

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