Everyone needs a diversion—something to bring peace and enjoyment to their lives. Womble Carlyle attorney Jackie Camp found that diversion in some four-legged friends.

Camp has built a corporate and securities practice by representing clients in complex international finance and lending transactions. But when she’s not helping build a hydroelectric plant in Sri Lanka or low-income housing in South America, she’s pursuing another passion—dog training. Being a skilled dog trainer requires attentiveness and empathy, traits that also benefit a client-focused transactions attorney.

“Everything I learn in dog training, almost without exception, relates to my larger life,” she said.