Bradenton Attorney Bernard Walsh Brings Law Students & Florida Justice Association Together At Tampa

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Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh law firm in Bradenton Florida was keynote speaker, sponsor, and organizer of the Florida Justice Association's Outreach Event at the Thomas Cooley Law School's Tampa Campus.

The students and teachers excellent participation and engagement with our discussion panels demonstrates a level of commitment and enthusiasm from our legal education system that is inspiring.

The Florida Justice Association Outreach Reception at Cooley Law School in Tampa featured guest speakers that included seasoned civil trial attorneys from the Florida Justice Association, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, as well as members of the professional development team from Cooley Law School.

Bernard F. Walsh Esq., opened the event as the keynote speaker and was followed by an open forum style discussion between students and a panel of notable attorneys which included, Kevin Gallagher Esq., David Hall Esq., Chris Lancaster Esq., and Tim Rudge Esq.

Each attorney shared their experiences on starting and running a legal practice in their respective fields as well as engaged in one-on-one questions and answers with students. Students also discussed with speakers how to select the areas of practice best suited to them for their new legal careers.

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, top sponsor of the event, and Florida Justice Association board member gave a talk entitled ‘Working an Accident Case – Thinking Outside the Box.’ The lecture drew from Mr. Walsh's many years of experience in representing injured clients for many types of serious accidents, including injuries and deaths from crashes with commercial trucks. Students were presented with ways of representing cases in trial and mediation that can deliver maximum impact to the jury or mediators for a client’s behalf.

Guest Panel members from Cooley Law School included Dean Charles R. Toy, Dean Jeffrey L. Martlew, Dean Ronald Sutton, Dr. Christopher Lewis, and Bradley Merritt, Esq. In addition to the all-star guest list of attorneys and VIP staff, Cooley Law School Tampa Bay Campus Ambassador Christina Walsh was also in attendance and was instrumental in helping to bring a large amount of student participation to the event.

Attorney Bernard F. Walsh shared this comment about the successful event, “we are thrilled with the large student turnout at this event. The students and teachers excellent participation and engagement with our discussion panels demonstrates a level of commitment and enthusiasm from our legal education system that is inspiring. Many of these students will be graduating from law schools in the coming years and will be shouldering the responsibility of protecting the legal rights of citizens in many practice areas. By engaging with organizations such as the Florida Justice Association, and by taking to opportunity to learn from experienced attorneys and legal professionals, students will be better prepared to start their careers. Careers that have such an important role in keeping a fair and just society by maintaining a strong civil justice system.”

About Attorney Bernard 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 and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

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.

A managing 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® rating on AVVO, a doctors and attorneys ratings website.

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About The Florida Justice Association

The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.

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About The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

Founded by Attorney Bernard Walsh, The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff trial lawyers.
It is the mission of The Manasota Trial Lawyers Board to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing local Manatee and Sarasota County lawyers.

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