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Freedom High School Students Learn About Jobs in Legal Field

Freedom High School Students Learn About Jobs in Legal Field

RumbergerKirk Hosts an Educational Law Program in Partnership with Allstate Insurance Company and Street Law, Inc.

Students from Freedom High School in Orlando participated in a two-day educational law program presented by The Law Offices of Robert J. Smith (in-house counsel for Allstate Insurance Company) and RumbergerKirk on  April 19 and 20, 2018. The Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, a joint effort of Street Law, Inc. and the Association of Corporate Counsel, provides students with an overview of relevant legal topics and insight into careers in the legal field.

On Thursday, attorneys and staff from Allstate and RumbergerKirk presented a seminar at Freedom High School regarding contracts law and how it relates to the students’ daily lives. Friday’s program, at the offices of RumbergerKirk, provided students with a more in-depth look at both contracts and advertising law. The event included interactive workshops such as a mock mediation on a contract dispute and a role-playing scenario in which the students were asked to act as attorneys consulting clients regarding proposed advertisements.

Following the workshops, students explored careers available in the legal profession and interacted with local professionals at a job fair. 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 and information technology also presented at the job fair.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with legal and related professionals and spark their interest in careers they might not have known exist,” said Orlando Partner Lori Caldwell, the attorney coordinator of the program at the firm for the past five years.

About the Partners:

Street Law, Inc. is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which strives to educate students and communities worldwide about law, democracy and human rights. It seeks to empower individuals to actively contribute to society through its various programs, including its Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program.

The Law Offices of Robert J. Smith is Allstate’s Florida staff counsel, representing Allstate, its associated companies, and their insureds in legal matters covered under their policies.