Tampa Bay Staff Attend Diversity Mixer to Benefit Injured U.S. Marine
August 28, 2012 – Cooley Law School Associate Dean Jeff Martlew and staff from Cooley's Tampa Bay campus attended a Diversity Mixer benefitting Nicholas Battles, an injured Marine, at the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.
The mixer was hosted by the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Nicholas Battles is the son of Tampa firefighter Justin Battles. Nicholas is paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury incurred while serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. His father, Justin, was able to care for Nicholas while other firefighters volunteered to cover his shifts. Tampa Bay staff had the opportunity to speak with Nicholas and his father at the Diversity Mixer, which was well attended by local judges and lawyers.
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