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LEAD Initiative

Best Practices in the Profession

Do you know a lawyer who exemplifies the highest ideals of our profession? Who demonstrates the highest forms of moral and ethical behavior in their practice? Who takes seriously the duty to provide justice to all? We hear and read stories of lawyers at their worst every day.  Do you know stories that show lawyers at their best?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, please consider helping us with an exciting, new project at the School of Law.

As part of the LEAD Initiative, to create a resource for our students and practicing lawyers, the University of Maryland School of Law is developing a collection of stories about model lawyers and lawyering practices.  The School of Law currently is recruiting law students to participate in an effort to identify, collect and discuss stories about lawyers who exemplify the best ideals of the profession. Students, through their clinic experience, externships, summer jobs or other interactions with practicing lawyers will be asked to interview lawyers they have identified who fit this description and write up their interviews.

The lawyer stories will be presented to other students in a series of meetings and included on LEAD’s web pages. Students also will be involved in broadcasting their stories through podcasting or a radio show. The NPR “This, I believe” stories are a model for this project, which would seek to inspire others about the positive role of lawyers in our communities.

To volunteer to help with this project or share a story, please fill out a nomination form.


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