There are a bunch of reasons – but the real reason is because I like doing it.
I talk about personal injury law, insurance law, trial tactics, proving damages, legal ethics and professionalism to other lawyers. They come to hear me because the Ohio Supreme Court says they have to attend 24 hours of classes in continuing legal education every two years.
The lawyers pay whoever sponsors my talks to attend. They might pay the sponsor $300 each for a full day seminar. If I’m lucky I get a check for $5.00 for every lawyer who shows up. So I’m not doing it for the money.
I have been doing this since 1992.
What’s good about this?
First, it’s a better world if everyone – especially the other lawyers – knows the law. Things get done faster and better.
Second, it helps me get a reputation as someone who knows what he’s doing. This can help with judges a little – it helps with other attorneys a lot.
The fact that other lawyers know about me helps me get good settlements and it encourages them to refer cases to me.
And maybe more important than anything, it forces me to keep up on changes in the law and in trial tactics.
But really – like I said before – it’s fun. I like talking to other lawyers about common issues we face, and how we can all do things better.
And it’s easier to talk with someone about a case you may have with them if they have heard you speaking about something that matters to them.
The other lawyers like my talks. On a scale of 1 to 5, they usually rate me a 4 or a 5. I am very proud of this.
We are supposed to be a profession of good communicators; every lawyer grows up on stories of Abraham Lincoln and Clarence Darrow. So if other lawyers think I am a good communicator, I cannot ask for too much more.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. I am proud to know the law, and that other lawyers come to me to learn it. If you want to talk about your lawsuit, speak with an experienced Cincinnati Accident Attorney – call me, William Strubbe, at 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed.