Thompson, Barnes and Crocker to Speak at CMBA New Lawyer Bootcamp

Taft partners Adrian D. Thompson, Kevin D. Barnes and Julie A. Crocker will be presenters at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association New Lawyer Bootcamp, to be held Dec. 11-13 at the CMBA headquarters at 1375 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Oh.

The panel discussion, “I’ll Stand by You: The Importance of Mentoring and Finding a Champion,” will deliver insights to help new attorneys develop the mindset, skills and mentor relationships to drive their individual success while also enhancing the success of their firm.

The New Lawyer Bootcamp is a hands-on, practical program designed to help new lawyers find their path in the practice of law. Presenters include judges and prominent local attorneys.

Additional Bootcamp topics will include:

  • A Day in the Life – Managing Your Practice
  • Ten Tips: Avoiding IOLTA and Ethical Traps
  • Ethics in a Social Media World
  • Thinking Outside the Box – Using Your Law Degree in Non-Traditional Settings
  • Skillfully Handling Your First Deposition
  • The Straight Talk on Student Loans
  • Financial Planning for New Lawyers

The program offers 12.0 CLE hours. For more information and to register, visit here.

Thompson provides counsel for private sector clients on issues including equal employment opportunity litigation, wage-hour problems, employment of the disabled, federal housing and other labor matters. In addition, he serves as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer.

Barnes specializes in international business, financing, FCPA compliance and investigations, and corporate and commercial transactions. He helps public, middle market, and emerging companies grow their businesses through acquisitions, financing, technology transfers and international transactions.

Crocker is a member of the firm’s Litigation group. She focuses her practice on commercial transactions and business litigation matters and also litigates a wide variety of employment matters in federal and state courts, including employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge claims.

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