Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Alsdorf and Laura Murphy

Do you want to be a trial lawyer? Do you want to be a litigator? They are not necessarily the same thing. Or, perhaps, are you simply curious about the ups and downs, the joys and fears, the rewards and the prices of choosing a career in or around the courtroom?

If you are interested, come to a brown bag lunch with Bob Alsdorf and Laura Murphy at noon on 10/28 in Room 109. They have seen litigation from all sides, and will be happy to share their thoughts and answer your questions.

Laura Murphy of CPD was a trial lawyer and partner at the Carney Badley firm in Seattle. She later became Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Safeco Corporation where she managed nationwide class action litigation in addition to her corporate law duties. She was responsible for hiring outside national trial counsel and will bring a client's perspective to our discussion.

Bob Alsdorf, a Jurist in Residence here at SU, has been a trial lawyer and trial judge, and now works as arbitrator and mediator. He has worked in public service and in private practice, and at different times has been a partner in the Davis Wright Tremaine law firm, as well as heading his own small law firm for more than a decade.

Pizza will be served. RSVP in Symplicity.