The Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder was well-represented last week in various pockets of the Southeastern region of the country.
Criminal defense and family law attorneys M. Shane Henry and Aaron D. Bundy took to New Orleans and attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers® 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar. Oklahoma immigration law attorney Lorena Rivas, meanwhile, traveled to Braselton, GA and participated the Trial Lawyers College 2017 Georgia Regional Seminar: Direct Examination.
Henry, Bundy and Rivas’ travel excursions for Continuing Legal Education purposes further show the commitment Fry & Elder trial lawyers have in the arena of professional development and training.
“These seminars are important in our development as attorneys,” Bundy said. “There are always new techniques, approaches and things that we can learn, along with ways that we can improve as trial lawyers.”
Bundy and Henry, who are also actively accepting criminal defense, family law and personal injury cases from the newly established Fry & Elder Oklahoma City offices, had a bird-eye view of renown criminal defense attorney Barry Scheck during The VooDoo of Voir Dire.
Scheck is the co-founder of the Innocence Project and was a member of O.J. Simpson’s legal defense team that led to the acquittal of the former football star.
“He’s pretty much a living legend, particularly in the realm of DNA testing,” Bundy said. “He did not disappoint. It was very inspiring and motivating to hear him present. He was the most well-known presenter, but the speaker list was just top-notch all the way through.”
Rivas also gained a lot of insight and knowledge from the seminar she attended this past week in North Atlanta which focused on how to convey clients’ and witnesses’ stories in more powerful and impactful ways.
“The conference was extremely helpful and enlightening,” Rivas said. “It made me really discover some untapped sources that I can use to better present my clients’ stories. I was a unique participant at the conference because all of the participants, except me, were either in criminal defense or plaintiff’s attorneys in civil cases. I’m pretty sure I may had been the first immigration attorney to attend one of their conferences.”
With President Donald Trump’s pending travel ban and other potential immigration policy changes, Rivas’ immigration law services have been in high demand. She spoke at a recent community form attended by Mexican Consul Rodolpho Quilantan in Tulsa that was spotlighted in the popular Hispanic publication La Semana del Sur.
Why Fry & Elder Trial Lawyers?
Whether you are in need of an experienced and highly-regarded Oklahoma family law, criminal defense or immigration law attorney, Fry & Elder has the team in place to help navigate your through the legal process. The firm has been named to the esteemed U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firm’s list from 2014-2017 and features five attorneys who have garnered Super Lawyers® accolades, four attorneys who are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs. Contact Fry & Elder today to speak to a skilled and accomplished Oklahoma trial lawyer.
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