International Women's Day 2021

Feature 6: Arely Cure, MS

March 19, 2021

Congratulations to Arely Cure, Director of Jury Consulting & Strategy, on her one-year anniversary at IMS. During this past year, Arely embodied the IMS core value to Operate as One, by encouraging teamwork, ensuring the highest standards of client service, helping coordinate research and thought leadership projects, and more. In addition to celebrating Arely's work anniversary, join us in learning more about her in this feature as part of IMS's month-long International Women’s Day series.

Arely Cure

Director of Jury Consulting & Strategy

Q: Why did you choose a career in the legal services industry?

A: I started my career working for an aeronautics company in the price cost department, but I had an interest in the legal industry. That interest led me to seek a master’s degree in legal administration. During a business trip, I met an executive at an Am Law 200 firm, we spoke about my graduate degree and she introduced me to the idea of transitioning to the legal services industry. Later, another successful woman, who is an attorney and senior director at another top law firm, offered me my first job in the industry. I appreciate these amazing women for providing me opportunities. Through their guidance, my career blossomed, and I fell in love with what I do.

Q: Of the many women throughout history who broke down gender stereotypes who do you admire most and why?

A: One of the women I admire is Michelle Obama. She has used her platforms as First Lady, wife, mother, and attorney to bring attention to a variety of social issues and to educate people about them. She has pushed through glass ceilings, and continues do so, and she inspires all women to do the same. All women have the power to influence and embolden the next generation of women.

Q: What advice would you give to women who are working or interested in working in your field?

A: Seek out successful women you admire in the legal industry. You will be surprised how much they are willing to help your career!

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IMS Consulting & Expert Services delivers consultative trial and expert services for the most influential global firms. For nearly thirty years, the company has been dedicated to helping clients tell clear and persuasive stories that educate jurors and decision-makers. Through more than 20,000 cases and well over 1,000 trials, attorneys have trusted IMS to equip them with the perspective and tools they need to help their clients succeed. With offices in New York, Dallas, Oakland, and Pensacola, the company provides persuasion strategy, expert witness, jury consulting, trial graphics, and trial presentation services. IMS has been recognized as an industry leader by several notable publications, receiving nine consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 list, standing in ten categories of The National Law Journal’s “Best Of 2021” awards, and positioning in the National Law Review’s prestigious “Go-To Thought Leader” awards for three consecutive years. More at expertservices.com.