For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020
RumbergerKirk Returns to FAMU Law to Provide Virtual Workshops on Legal Hot Topics
Orlando, Florida – For the second year in a row, RumbergerKirk will host a series of workshops for Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students during the 2020-2021 academic year. The RumbergerKirk Professional Development Series will move to a virtual format and will feature four workshops designed to help prepare the next generation of leaders for the ever-changing legal industry.
The workshop series kicks off Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 with a presentation on “Taking the Bar Exam and Bar Admissions Process,” presented by Richard Greenberg, Partner; Michaela Kim, Associate; and Sara Lewis, Associate.
“During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that we provide our law students with opportunities to enhance their legal education with practical skills that will help ensure that they are practice-ready when they graduate,” said Deidré Keller, dean and professor of law. “It’s so appropriate that we launch this year’s professional development series by addressing the bar exam, which now includes an additional set of stressors and uncertainties for law students and recent law graduates everywhere because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
RumbergerKirk has assembled an august group of presenters for the workshops that will be conducted via Zoom, including partners, associates and professionals from the firm, as well as local judges and other legal experts. Several of the workshops will feature breakout sessions and polling questions to ensure a more interactive and engaging experience for the law students.
“We are thankful we’ve found a way to continue our partnership with FAMU on this program during these unprecedented times. We are dedicated to helping students evolve into confident, sharply skilled and well-rounded trial attorneys,” said RumbergerKirk Managing Partner Frank Sheppard. “The practical sessions will expose the law students to litigators’ daily tasks, both inside and out of the courtroom, and will ensure students are exceptionally prepared as they begin their professional careers.”
The additional RumbergerKirk Professional Development Series workshop topics are:
- October 22, 2020 – Associate Life: What to Expect Your First Three Years, presented by Jason Bullinger, Associate; Vaughn Glinton, Associate; and Christian Tiblier, Associate.
- November 5, 2020 – Courtroom Etiquette and Professionalism, presented by Suzanne Hill, Partner; Judge Bob LeBlanc, Ninth Judicial Circuit; and Judge Margie Schreiber, Ninth Judicial Circuit.
- January 7, 2021 – Interviewing Skills, presented by Angela Sterley, Human Resources Director
- February 4, 2021 – Taking Depositions, presented by Skip Eubanks, Partner; Darryl Gavin, Partner; and Shenele Pettis Bright, Associate.
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About FAMU College of Law
The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.
The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
With tuition among the lowest of the law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.
Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.