Lisa Barley Celebrates 5 Years at Atlee Hall

Written by Emma Parnham

If you have visited Atlee Hall’s offices in downtown Lancaster, the chances are, Lisa Barley will have been the first face to greet you. Lisa is the firm’s Administrative and Accounts Payable Coordinator, a role which is far more involved in the smooth running of the office and the firm’s operations than the title suggests.

Lisa sits at reception where she meets and greets clients and vendors when they come to the office and is the first point of contact when anyone calls. Administratively, Lisa oversees the scheduling of conference rooms, supports the legal assistants with deposition scheduling, and ensures stationery (and, importantly, snack) stocks remain topped up. In addition, Lisa receives the mail each day and distributes it to the relevant teams.

Lisa’s role also involves ensuring that all of the invoices the firm receives, whether from vendors, or costs relating to clients’ cases, are recorded for payment in the firm’s accounting software, properly filed, and, working with COO, Emma Parnham, that all accounts are paid on time. Anyone who has worked in accounts payable with a law firm or any other company knows that this is no small job and how vital it is to the progress of clients’ cases that invoices are paid when due.

Lisa thrives on the variety of tasks and responsibilities that come her way each day. Over the past five years, she appreciates the firm’s focus on community – the Atlee Hall Team and the Lancaster Community – with initiatives such as Adopt a Block, The Extraordinary Give, and celebrating Administrative Professionals Day, the Firm’s Activity Day, and annual Christmas Party.

Fortunately for Atlee Hall, Lisa is incredibly efficient, organized, and came to the firm with experience in finance. She is a problem-solver and likes to ensure that everything is in order.

Lisa and her partner, Jason, have two daughters; Kya (8) and Mazy (2). Those who know Lisa best know that she is a fan of all things Halloween. Black is her favorite color and Halloween (2007) is her favorite movie.