Ken led a discussion at DePaul University College of Law on professionalism in the legal field. The program, organized by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, is devoted to establishing and defining principles of integrity, professionalism, and civility within the next generation of lawyers on their very first day of law school. Last year, during the peak of the pandemic, this event was fully virtual, but optimistically the program this year was mask-required and in person. “I really cherish this wonderful opportunity to speak to future lawyers on the first day of law school — it’s something I look forward to every year,” Ken said.
Each scenario in the discussion-based orientation program highlights potential pitfalls young lawyers might encounter regarding honesty, integrity, and civility. The fact patterns fostered discussion surrounding real world topics from social media’s role in litigation today to young lawyers’ obligation to promote professionalism and civility. Using his experience, Ken cultivated new students’ problem solving skills while widening their perspectives.
Ken invited the students to keep in touch with him. He relishes the past mentoring opportunities he’s had over the years, staying connected with law students through school and into their legal careers. Taking a leadership position in Illinois’ legal community allows Ken to stay abreast of new and developing issues in the profession, thereby helping Levinson and Stefani Injury Lawyers stay a quality firm for all of our clients.