New Lawyers Tell WMU-Cooley Students the Secrets of Success

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. On Oct. 3, five members of the Grand Rapids Bar Association's Young Lawyers section came to WMU Cooley Law School to share with law students their fears while they were in law school, how they overcame them, and how to succeed in today's marketplace.



The Transitioning From Law School to Practice Boot Camp included panelists from a number of professional backgrounds, and included young lawyers with experience in small and large firms, as well as one who is the chief executive of a Michigan corporation. Those young attorneys meeting with students included: 

  • Justin Norcross, L Squared Insurance
  • Christine Cameron, Grand Rapids Legal Advocates, PLC
  • Joshua Kosmerick, Velo Law Office
  • Dan Hatch, Hilger Hammond PC
  • Laura Danielson, Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC

Pictured (left-right) are Justin Norcross, WMU-Cooley Professor Christopher Hastings, Christine Cameron, Joshua Kosmerick, Dan Hatch, and Laura Danielson.


Faculty organizer (and member of the bar association's board of trustees) Professor Christopher Hastings said, "Our students are on the front edge of a lifetime journey into the law.  This was a good opportunity for them to interact with some folks who were just like them only a few years ago, and are now a little further along the road."  Hastings reports that this event was the second in a series sponsored by the Grand Rapids Bar Association, entitled "Boot Camp:  Law School to Lawyer."

Oct 10 2018


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