March 3, 2006
Members share knowledge, experience and lunch with law students
Columbus Bar members converged on the new Barrister Club at OSU Moritz law school to visit with students over an informal lunch, a joint program sponsored by the Moritz Office of Professional Development, the Student Bar Association and the Columbus Bar. Students and practitioners were grouped by area of practice so that conversations could be tailored to the students' interests.
"I found the law students to be articulate and passionate about their interests in health law, and each of the students I spoke with had unique and valid reasons why 'health law' was a practice area that they wanted to pursue," Health Care committee chair Larry Pliskin said about talking with the students. "And, as much as the law students seemed to enjoy the opportunity to interact with real live practicing attorneys, I also enjoyed hearing the fresh perspectives of these students as they go about the daunting task of deciding what to do with their professional lives. The joint program between the Columbus Bar and the OSU law school really was a terrific chance for substantive dialogue and exchanging of ideas."
Barrister Leader Tony Fiore and other attorneys who recently transitioned into practice were able to relate to the students and their concerns. "Taking the time to talk with the students was worth it," said Fiore. "I was glad to provide my perspective to a few students just beginning their legal careers and to reassure them that there is life after law school and the bar exam. It was a great networking opportunity for all of us."
We would like to thank all the attorneys who attended this event. Your commitment to making our community a great place to live and practice law is the most valuable asset of our association.