Today is George Floyd’s Birthday. I have been in conference #cliocon this week and today, Attorney Ben Crump is the Keynote Speaker. Crump, the Attorney for the families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin… discussed how we in the legal profession, need to discuss how to develop a more equitable justice system.
My goal of a client centered law practice of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate… philosophy is premised on empathy first and foremost, the ability to empathize with someone who has lived experiences different from mine.
I continue to learn how to grow and change. As a practitioner of Elder Law, I often work with disenfranchised, economically challenged and marginalized seniors and their families. I hope the tools that Crump spoke of today and strategies I can use as a Lawyer will help me be a better attorney, friend and member of our community.
I am thankful for the opportunity to listen to Ben Crump, his wisdom, and his ability to speak to the core of humanity, especially on today, what would have been George Floyd’s birthday. No matter what your political affiliation, today has been eye opening and thought-provoking and I hope I am a bit more understanding of what empathy is.