Women and minorities are underrepresented by today’s contingent of trial lawyers. This often leaves many people feeling that there is no one who can represent their best interests when they go to court, but the lawyers here at Colson Hicks Eidson not only want to change this perception, they want to tear it down from the inside out.
Justice For All: How Colson Hicks Eidson Wants To Change Trial Law
Several months ago Colson Hicks Eidson associates Latoya Brown and Natalie Rico spent their time talking to underprivileged youth about choosing a career in law. It was not only an effort to expand the horizons of these students, but it was also an exercise in changing the relationship between the legal profession and the minority community. People from underprivileged neighborhoods can often feel that lawyers are only out for themselves and don’t understand the tribulations they have to face, but that perception is reduced when they are represented by people who come from their own walk of life.
Similarly, Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane is fighting for women’s rights and bringing more women into the profession. She is the American Association for Justice President, was featured in the Top 20 Women In Law, and in a recent interview conducted by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, she told the world what it’s like to be a woman in trial law. However, these strong women aren’t the only attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson trying to change the landscape of law for minorities and women.
It may surprise you to learn that Mike Eidson—president of Colson Hicks Eidson—is also doing his fair share to change trial law from the inside out. Mike helps spearhead the Kessler-Eidson program at Emory Law, which helps enhance the way trial lawyers go to court to fight for you. He is also a contributor to several scholarships like the AAJ’s Mike Eidson Scholarship, which awards $5,000 every year to an incoming 3rd year female student dedicated to helping people through trial law!
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