Staff Counsel for Allstate and Allstate Affiliates and Rumberger Give Legal Presentation for Orlando Students
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 18, 2016 – Students from Freedom High School in Orlando participated in a Street Law Program presented by The Law Offices of Suzanne Villa (in-house counsel for Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Affiliates Encompass and Esurance) and Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell (RKC) on May 12, 13 and 17, 2016. The program, which aims to provide students with an overview of relevant legal topics and insight into careers in the legal field, included two days of lessons at Freedom High School, followed by workshops and a job fair at the office of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell.
On May 12 and 13, attorneys and staff from Allstate and RKC presented seminars at Freedom High School regarding contracts and advertising law. Tuesday’s May 17th program at RKC provided students with a more in-depth look at these areas, with interactive workshops which included a mock mediation on a contract dispute and a roleplaying scenario in which the students were asked to act as attorneys consulting clients regarding proposed advertisements.
Following the workshops on Tuesday, students were given the opportunity to explore legally-related careers and interact with local professionals at a job fair. Several Judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit attended, along with attorneys and other professionals related to the legal industry, such as court reporters, interpreters, insurance adjusters, process servers, and paralegals. Individuals in administrative fields such as human resources, legal staffing, accounting, marketing, and IT also presented at the job fair.
Street Law, Inc. is a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with more than 40 years of experience developing classroom and community programs that educate young people about law and government. Street Law programs and materials help advance justice by empowering people with the legal and civic knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others.
The Law Offices of Suzanne Villa is Allstate Insurance Company’s in-house counsel that services the Orlando, Melbourne and Jacksonville areas, and represents Allstate’s and Allstate Affiliates’ insureds in legal matters covered under their insurance policies.
About Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell:
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including product liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, securities, banking and financial services litigation, commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, environmental, labor and employment law, professional liability, bankruptcy, and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee, Fla. and Birmingham, Ala. For more information, please visit www.rumberger.com or read more about us on our blog http://rumberger-kirk-caldwell.com.