Sharing Learned Experience

I have been spending a lot of time this year speaking and teaching. On January 27, 2017, I spoke at a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar at the request of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), more specifically from Noah Abrams, an outstanding attorney in Raleigh. Two weeks later, on February 10, 2017, I co-chaired a CLE seminar entitled “Advanced Personal Injury II”, designed for experienced attorneys, for the NCAJ along with attorney Adrienne Blocker, form Durham. (It was “Advanced Personal Injury II” because we had chaired “Advanced Personal Injury I “back in 2014.) Then on March 6 and 7, 2017 I spoke to the honors civics classes at North Rowan High School. Finally, on March 10, 2017, I did a two hour presentation for the Rowan County Bar Association entitled “Personal Injury for the General Practitioner”, a seminar designed for attorneys who do not, as I do, spend the vast majority of their time handling cases for people who have been injured.

I enjoy teaching other attorneys what I have learned in my experience practicing law, especially handling cases for people who have been hurt or who have had loved ones that have been killed by others. I think if we all share our knowledge, then we all get better. And our clients are the ones who ultimately benefit. It is a LOT of work to prepare a presentation (especially when you are doing your own PowerPoints), and none of these were “paying gigs” where I was getting paid to be a presenter. But it is still worth doing. Giving of your time to help others always is.

Blog by: Mike Adkins; Practice Areas: auto accidents, personal injury, traffic tickets and motor vehicle law, wrongful death

And the speaking engagements at North Rowan High School (aka The Big Green Nation, if you didn’t already know) were a blast. I love questions and the opportunity to pass along some knowledge about the law and how it works so they can hear it from –and ask questions of- someone who actually DOES it I believe is a vital part of helping round out the learning process. For the same reason we try to do internships with the high schools to help them learn about what the actual practice of law is like.

 

DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS BLOG POST WAS PREPARED BY KLUTTZ, REAMER, HAYES, ADKINS AND CARTER AND IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT, IN ANY WAY, CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE.

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