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The Reliable Associate


Level: Beginner
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: September 18, 2019
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Agenda


  • Time Management Tips
  • Working with Partners, Senior Associates and Staff
  • Producing High-Quality Work Products
  • Prioritization
  • Taking Copious Notes
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 18, 2019


Description

Are you a new attorney? Don’t we all wish that we had today’s knowledge about life and people when we were in high school? We would have navigated our way through those years in a very different manner. If you just graduated law school and are starting your new career as an associate, what are the things that would be obvious to you in two or three years that you would like to know now to become a reliable associate your first year of practicing law?

This program was recorded on September 18th, 2019.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Kerry M. Lavelle

Shareholder
Lavelle Law, Ltd.

As the founding partner of a law firm that bears my name, I take an especially focused view of serving clients. While certain areas of law can be complex, what matters most in dealing with any legal case is hard work and meeting the needs of our clients. Before we begin any work, whether in the office, in a meeting, a hearing, or the courtroom, it is imperative that we understand your needs, concerns, and all aspects of your case. I take time to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and review the options available to you. Once we have a course of action, I assure you that you cannot find another attorney who will work harder and be more thorough on your behalf.

I also believe that as a business owner, I have a responsibility to commit to my local community and participate fully in the events that are important to the residents who live and work here. Lavelle Law always has, and always will be, a willing and active contributor to the overall needs of our local community and the people and organizations that make it so vibrant and successful.

Finally, as I have progressed through my career, I have gained valuable insights from many mentors and peers. I believe that it is incumbent on successful attorneys to share our knowledge with the next generation of attorneys to assist in their career development and to maintain the highest standards in serving clients.

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Richard D. Rivera

Associate
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

Mr. Rivera works both in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. His litigation practice is focused on commercial litigation, with a special emphasis in defending actions brought under consumer protection statutes, such as the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and their state-level counterparts. Mr. Rivera is available to assist in most business disputes.

Mr. Rivera’s intellectual property practice is concentrated in advising clients in matters involving intellectual property (trademark and copyright), compliance with state and federal laws governing sweepstakes and other promotional activities, software and internet technology, marketing, and licensing issues. Mr. Rivera also prosecutes trademark and copyright registrations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office.

Mr. Rivera received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida in 2009. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law in 2013, where he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review, an Article and Notes Editor of the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, and an Article Selection Editor on the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Florida.


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