By Jima Fahnbulleh, IU McKinney
On the morning of March 21, 2019, three attorneys sat with law students to discuss health law and all of its facets. The attorneys that were present included C. Addison Bradford, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C., Darren Covington, Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, and W. Kent Winingham, Wilson Kehoe & Winingham LLC. Each of the attorneys brought a variety of perspective to the discussion.
Addison Bradford for example, brought a real estate-focused practice that is interconnected with health care organizations and providers to the table. Bradford also reminded the law students in attendance to take time out practice or class work to do other activities that mean a lot to you. Bradford stressed that it is necessary to have a work-life balance in order to have the best output both at work and in everyday life.
Darren Covington on the other hand brought his experience having spent his entire career in various government agencies. One piece of advice Covington provided to law students was that life often takes twists and turns that we usually are not prepared for, however, things always straighten themselves out and work out for the better. Seize each opportunity and evaluate where the possibility may take you.
Kent Winingham brought a sense of fresh reality to the discussion. His practice takes the plaintiff side in medical malpractice cases in nursing homes and assisted living communities. In addition, Winingham advised law students to take it one day at a time and that all will be okay. You will graduate. You will pass the bar. You will get into your niche practice.
Overall this event was very informative and well worth the planning and implementation. Students were extremely grateful for all the wisdom and connections created at the event. stay tuned for details on the next Breakfast with the Bar event!
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