NEWS: (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, gave opening remarks and lectured to students and guests at the Florida Justice Association’s student outreach event, held at Cooley Law School.
The event, held at Cooley Law School’s Tampa campus, featured a presentation given by John Fox of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) on the benefits and resources available to members of the FJA. The Florida Justice Association is an organization of plaintiff’s attorneys that is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of citizens and consumers. To that end, the FJA makes available a wide variety of resources to it’s members including, continuing legal education opportunities, networking events, software tools and participation in Florida legislative initiatives.
Students also were given a lecture by Attorney Bernard Walsh on representing clients who have suffered a brain injury. The lecture included information on the latest medical imaging technologies essential for illustrating to a jury, physical damage done to the brain even at the cellular level.
Later, a panel of experienced attorneys spoke to the Cooley Law students about what an attorney looks for in graduating law students, how they should prepare their resumes, and what to expect during a job interview. Additionally, the panel also advised students on how to decide on an area of practice.
Members of the discussion panel included, Vanessa Brice, Esq., of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter, Attorney Daniel Murphy and Attorney Bernard Walsh, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, Florida Justice Association/Cooley Outreach Ambassador Christina Walsh, and Dr. Santo Steven BiFulco of BiFulco Medical Group.
After the open forum discussion panel was concluded, students where invited to meet with the individual panel members for more in-depth questions and answers.
Attorney Bernard Walsh had this to say about the event, “Few things are as important to maintaining a strong and ethical legal system than ensuring that the next generation of attorneys are fully prepared. As students move toward graduation and beginning their careers, they will need to make important decisions about what area of law they would like to practice, and how to prepare themselves to stand out in a very competitive field.”
He added, “The Florida Justice Association can be a valuable resource for young attorneys both in terms of networking opportunity and continuing legal education. I’d like to thank Dean Jeffery Martlew for inviting the FJA to reach out to Cooley Law students. The Florida Justice Association can be a valuable asset for new and experienced attorneys alike.”
About Attorney Bernard F. Walsh:
A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff’s Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.
Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida’s largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(R) rating on Martindale-Hubbel(R), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.
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