For the third year in a row, the Fulton County Bar Association conducted its annual Goodwill clothing drive on November 22, 2014, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. PWP attorneys Andy Perkins and Rachel Arndt participated again this year. The event helps the local Rochester Goodwill store and its various programs.
Ted Waggoner was recently featured in a postcast on The Legal Talk Network about strategies that attorneys in solo practice set their fees. The Legal Talk Network pioneered podcasting for attorneys, and its podcasts are regularly in the Top 10 for legal podcasts on iTunes. You listen online to the podcast in your browser or in iTunes.
Martindale Hubbell, the first company to rate lawyers, starting in the 1890s, has reviewed its Peer Rating and moved Ted Waggoner to the AV status of Preeminent Lawyer. The rating is based on confidential reviews of other lawyers. Ted was previously rated a 10.0 on the AVVO rating, the newest service that rates lawyers. [Legal disclaimer: ratings are not to be used as anything except the opinions of those who responded to the ratings, and further limitations may be reviewed on www.martindale.com or www.avvo.com]
Each year, local high school students are treated to a mock trial in the Fulton Circuit Court. Some of the students participate as jurors and some even get to play roles as witnesses. Local attorneys present a criminal case, complete with examples of jury selection, opening and closing statements, cross examination and physical evidence. It's fun for the students, but educational, too, as most have never seen the inside of a courtroom. This year PWP attorney Rachel Arndt helped by being one of the attorneys in the case.