Becoming a lawyer can be incredibly difficult for children living in underprivileged school districts. They face the challenges of finding the right college, and finding the finances to pursue the higher education they need to earn a law degree. Most of all, many of these students don’t believe that its possible for them to pursue a career in law, but Latoya C. Brown—an associate litigation attorney here at Colson Hicks Eidson—wants these kids to know that this isn’t true.
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Latoya Brown organized a moderated presentation and panel for the students of Miami Southridge Senior High School. The event exposed around 175 young and underprivileged students to the practice of law and the possibilities a career in law could hold for their futures. This was the third event Brown has organized for underprivileged students, and so far this community outreach has been a great success.
Latoya was joined by her fellow Colson Hicks Eidson associate Natalie M. Rico, Ireland Barrister Catherine Fitzsimmons, Glaister Brown and Markus Kamburger to answer various questions about the legal field. The panel of esteemed attorneys also shared their experiences, gave advice on pursuing a legal career, and offered motivations for students to achieve greatness in their future careers.
Brown was particularly encouraged by the results of the presentation. She hopes that this program showed these students a new path to opportunities they had never considered before. Latoya also says that she hopes to expand her community outreach efforts to include a mentorship program, so students can have long-term help achieving their career goals.
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