Meet Chris Jibilian

Chris Jibilian

If you’ve attended an Omega University online training class any time in the past six years, you’ve probably heard Chris’ voice. Now you get to meet the person behind that voice.

An Ohio native, Chris moved to Phoenix in 1984. For the next 24 years, Chris worked for either a law firm or for a vendor selling to law firms. She worked at two different law firms in Phoenix—first in accounting and then, with her degree in computer programming, as I.T. Director at the second firm.

Chris came to work at Omega in the Customer Support department in 2000. Two years later, she moved into the Training department to help set up the new Omega University online training program. Initially preparing the coursework and conducting training classes for new installations, Chris is now responsible for all of the 6.0 upgrade training.

Let’s get to know a little bit more about Chris:

Family? I have a younger brother (Scott) and a younger sister (Carolyn). They both live in Ohio.

What were your favorite things to do as a kid? My grandparents lived on Lake Erie, so much of the summers were spent boating, swimming and enjoying other outdoor activities. After my family moved from Toledo to Fremont, OH we had horses. At that point, riding and showing horses became my absolute favorite thing to do.

Any hobbies? I read constantly. There are always multiple books lying open around my house. I also love Arizona (except for July and August) and am always up for a road trip to go someplace I haven’t seen before. My dog, Abby the Airedale, sometimes goes on trips with me.

What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t done yet? I’ve never been to Europe and would like to take a trip to Italy and Spain.

What is the best thing you like about your job at Omega?  I like the daily variety and challenges. Every class I teach is different, even if the material is the same. Every client has a new set of questions and scenarios specific to the work they do. It keeps it interesting for me and I’m constantly learning something new.

What’s the biggest challenge in your current position? Keeping up with the changes in the product is the biggest challenge. We’re continually adding new features and new capabilities. After eight years at Omega (and many years at a law firm that used Omega), I’m constantly amazed at what I can still discover about the product.

What’s the best thing about working in the legal software industry? Every law firm we come into contact with can have very different software requirements, making for an interesting mix of clients and needs.

What’s the most frustrating thing about working in the legal software industry? See above.