Forrest Firm attorney and recent North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy graduate Keith Richardson joined multiple area lawyers for the Wake County Bar Association’s annual Lunch with a Lawyer Program.
Each summer, the Wake County Bar, in conjunction with the 10th Judicial District Bar, hosts luncheons for area high school students. Each luncheon, coordinated with the City of Raleigh’s Summer Youth Employment Program, attracts between 100 and 150 students. After the luncheons, the students often reach out to the lawyers they meet for career mentoring, help with college essays, and references for job interviews. The purpose behind the networking opportunities is to create many lasting, professional relationships among the students and Wake County lawyers.
Mr. Richardson joined nearly 140 students and lawyers on July 6 for the first event in the 2018 Lunch with a Lawyer series. “Not only was this event a lot of fun for me, it took me back to when I was in high school and dreamed of having a career and pursuing something rewarding,” said Richardson. “I’m always happy to participate in any event that combines my passion for the legal profession and setting an example for the next generation of leaders in our community. It’s great to be a part of something this big that will hopefully impact many of these young people to take the lead in building better communities here in Wake County or wherever they may land after school.”
Keith Richardson joined the Forrest Firm in January after spending the previous six years representing companies in litigation at a large law firm. At the Forrest Firm, Mr. Richardson focuses his practice on corporate and business litigation for the firm’s corporate clients.
Mr. Richardson is a 2018 graduate of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, a program tasked with helping young lawyers become more effective leaders in their communities.