You! Be The Judge is considered by law societies to be a "public service". Sponsoring You! Be the Judge makes the column available every week free of charge to:
Schools - Used by teachers in middle schools, high schools, and community colleges to teach creative thinking, diversity awareness, and conflict resolution skills. "You! Be the Judge taught me that my opinion counts!"
Retirement Communities - Used by program directors to evoke exciting discussion of the decision, and then as a springboard into the residents' personal experiences.
ESL Classes - "Your newspaper columns (which I have taken from the local newspaper) have been a great way for me to introduce a lot of idioms and general vocabulary to my students (Armed Forces 18-43 year old.) As well, the articles encourage lively debate." - ESL Teacher in the Canadian Armed Forces, Victoria, BC
Trust, Confidence, Respect
By providing this public service, you, the lawyer sponsor, inspire trust and respect from your readers. You also establish a connection with students parents and teachers, retirees and their children, retirement home staff you get the picture! The networking possibilities are lucrative and you can soon establish yourself in the community as one of the top law firms.
In addition to being a public service, You! Be The Judge empowers readers by telling them their opinion is just as valid as that of the lawyers. And the readers get that empowering feeling from you. The gratitude from the reader empowerment translates into feelings of trust, confidence and respect for your firm that last "forever."
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