Attorney Cristine L. McBurney of McBurney Law Services, Inc. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, has been serving clients just like you since 1952. Today, we are pleased to say that our firm is the most prominent firm in our area. Specializing in family, divorce, and probate law as well as civil, personal injury, and criminal cases, Cristine concentrates her practice on representing the needs of the injured and their families.
Cristine is a graduate of Suffolk Law School (1983) and the University of California at Berkeley (1977). She has lectured and authored programs for the Rhode Island Bar Association, The Rhode Island Association for Justice (formerly known as the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association), and the Volunteer Lawyers program. In addition, she has been a sitting probate judge for the City of Pawtucket since 1991.
For over four decades, I have had the privilege for being a lawyer, dedicated to assisting individuals in their times of need. Throughout my journey, I have experienced the joy of helping couple navigate challenging divorce proceedings, as well as the honor of serving as a proud Pawtucket probate judge in Rhode Island. Today, I want to share my heartfelt reasons as to why I love being a lawyer, and how it has allowed me to positively impact the lives of countless individuals.
1. Making a Difference in Divorce Cases:
Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most trying and emotionally charged experiences a person can go through. As a divorce lawyer, I consider it my duty and privilege to support individuals during these turbulent times. The ability to guide clients through the legal complexities, provide practical advice, and offer a compassionate ear allows me to make a tangible difference in their lives. Witnessing the relief and gratitude on their faces when they find resolution is an incredibly rewarding experience.
3. The Honorable Role of a Probate Judge:
Serving as a Pawtucket probate judge for over 30 years is a tremendous honor that allows me to contribute to the legal system in a different capacity. Being entrusted with the responsibility of handling probate matters, such as wills, estates, and guardianships, allows me to ensure fairness and justice prevail in these crucial areas of law. It is a role that demands careful consideration, empathy, and a deep commitment to upholding the law while serving the best interests of the community.
2. Shaping the Future of Families:
By assisting individuals in their divorce cases, I am not only aiding them in resolving immediate conflicts but also helping them build a solid foundation for their future. I firmly believe that a well-negotiated divorce settlement, which takes into account the well-being of both parties and any children involved, can foster healthier post-divorce relationships. Knowing that my work contributes to creating a more harmonious environment for families brings me immense satisfaction.
4. Building Lasting Relationships:
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of building meaningful connections with clients, colleagues, and fellow legal professionals. The bonds formed, based on trust, respect, and shared goals, have enriched both my personal and professional life. Being able to collaborate with other legal minds, exchange ideas, and continuously learn from one another has been instrumental in my growth as a lawyer.
As I reflect on my 40-year journey as a lawyer, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to help people navigate challenging times in their lives. Whether it's guiding clients through the complexities of divorce or serving as a probate judge, every day brings new opportunities to make a difference. The legal profession has empowered me to positively impact the lives of individuals and families, and for that, I am immensely proud. The satisfaction derived from helping others is immeasurable, and it continues to fuel my passion for the law, even after four
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