Choosing a name for your law firm isn’t necessarily a simple process. However, what that name denotes can have a tremendous impact on your level of success. The name doesn’t have to be boring, but lawyers don’t always feel compelled to be particularly creative when deciding upon the firm’s name. In this episode of Legal Toolkit at Legal Talk Network, host Jared Correia talks to attorneys Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh about why it’s important to put some thought into the name of your firm.
Lizbeth Mateo was sworn in as a lawyer last month, after being an undocumented immigrant for years. ICE agents could arrest her at any moment, even though when the leader of the California State Senate presided over her swearing in, he called her “the embodiment of the American Dream. The New York Times has Mateo’s story.
This commencement season, scholars from across the country will see their hard work pay off as they receive their diplomas and transition from student to alumni. Ask any recent graduate about their experiences and you will most certainly hear accounts of dedication and perseverance. One narrative in particular shines a light on a man’s inspirational story that took him from inmate to attorney.
Jarrett Adams was only 17 years old when he was convicted of rape and sentenced to serve 28 years in a Wisconsin prison. Adams spent his days playing chess and basketball, all the while maintaining his innocence. That all changed when his cellmate, after looking over Adams’ case, convinced him to fight to have the conviction overturned.
Adams himself studied the law and started writing letters. With help from the Wisconsin Innocence Project he was exonerated after 10 years behind bars.
A month after his release Adams started community college and then graduated from Roosevelt University with honors.
He says he hopes his graduation from Loyola Law School rewards the devotion of his mother and aunts , who stood with him for the decade he was prison. (Williams, chicago.cbslocal.com)
Adams looks forward to being able to help those that were wrongfully accused or low-income. A GoFundMe page has been established to help cover expenses related to serving as a Public Interest Fellow with The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit- the same court that set him on his inspirational path by reversing his wrongful conviction.
Source: Chicago CBS Local