January 16, 2018 - Events, Newsletter

The second session of the professional development series “Investing in Your Future” is noon Monday, Feb. 19, in Room 242. John Fleming of Eversheds Sutherland, Jack Hardin of Rogers & Hardin and Clyde Mize of Morris Manning will discuss specific opportunities for new lawyers to engage with the public sector. Pro bono work can be a pathway to gaining greater experience and responsibility on client matters. From trying a case to negotiating a deal, pro bono work presents great opportunities for growth as a lawyer while simultaneously fulfilling our responsibility in civil society, especially helping those less fortunate. Andy Navratil (J.D. '18) will moderate and lunch will be served.
Each Lunch and Learn will be focused around developing one’s professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement, and promoting social justice. Speakers will range from lawyers who are engaged in the community in various ways from pro bono/low bono work to philanthropy to state bar activities. This is also an opportunity to meet and network with the larger Atlanta legal community. All panels are at noon in Room 242.
Monday, Feb. 19: Specific Opportunities for New Lawyers
Detailed discussion of avenues and vehicles for new lawyers to engage with the public sector. Pro bono work can be a pathway to gaining greater experience and responsibility on client matters. From trying a case to negotiating a deal, pro bono work presents great opportunities for growth as a lawyer while simultaneously fulfilling our responsibility in civil society, especially helping those less fortunate.
Monday, March 26: Combining the Business of Law + Philanthropy
Attorneys must work very hard to achieve professional and financial success. There are multiple ways of embedding social good in your business, but devoting resources — especially for small or solo practices — can be difficult. There are other options. This panel explores various low-bono opportunities that can be part of profitable business strategy. The only requirement is that it needs to be something that’s meaningful to you, your business, and the people in your business. That’s where the greatest benefit comes from. The business benefits directly in its culture, in the engagement of its people — and the people who are attracted to coming to work for you.

Previous Sessions

Monday, Jan. 22: Philanthropy: More than Writing a Check
There are misconceptions that the term “philanthropy” means writing a check to a cause. The global challenges we face require creative solutions, and moving the needle requires sufficient attention and resources. Learning how to craft those solutions begins in law school. The heart of philanthropy — to promote the welfare of others — starts inside. Having a positive impact on those who cross your path is a vital component to your practice and profession.

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