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Trial Skills Academy Follow-up

I had a good time working with the lawyers who were practicing trial skills, and catching up with the other instructors who I hadn’t seen in years— many of whom I go back 30 plus years in the personal injury business.

The lawyers all did well, and I’d be happy to try a case with any one of them.

As expected, working with other lawyers— young and old— was very helpful to me, too. It’s always good to see what others are doing and to practice.

We are always learning, and after almost 4 decades of law practice, I know I’m getting better all the time… still a work in progress to be the best I can be.

And that’s one of the reasons I have no plans to slow down or retire. I enjoy my work helping injury victims and their families.

These days, it’s more important than ever because too many insurance companies get away with short-changing people who were hurt through no fault of their own, and, worse than that, too many injury attorneys let it happen.

The work of helping people put their lives back together after a life-altering event is hard work and there are no short cuts.

The good news is that there are still good personal injury lawyers who take their work seriously, continue to practice their skills so that they can help change other’s lives. I respect those lawyers.

At age 54 (almost 10 years ago) I was one of 50 lawyers in the country selected by the Spence Trial Lawyers College to spend 30 long days working trial skills on an immense ranch, along the Wind River, in Dubois, Wyoming.

To this day I am connected with many of our country’s most successful trial lawyers— fellow graduates of the Trial Lawyers College— and that’s why I’m literally able to find a good lawyer for an injury victim anywhere in the country.

It was life-changing and I will be eternally grateful for that experience, which made me a better lawyer and, by most accounts, a better person.

In my view, its the oft-times painful process of growing as human beings where we become better able to help our clients in and out of the courtroom.

Thanks for reading.


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