SOUTHFIELD, Mich., December 21, 2012 — Southfield, Mich.-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C, and Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) recently hosted a Street Law Conference attended by 24 ninth grade students from the Detroit School of the Arts. Jaffe CEO Bill Sider made the announcement.
“The Street Law Conference is a wonderful opportunity for us to have a significant real world impact on our local youth,” said Sider. “By partnering with Allstate, we facilitated an educational event with realistic and experiential scenarios. We discussed things that impact the student’s everyday lives.”
The event, which was hosted at Jaffe’s headquarters in Southfield, was an interactive workshop, career fair and legal seminar. Students gained valuable insights during a car accident liability workshop and informative legal and career Q-and-A discussion. The Allstate legal team presented on tort litigation, and members from Jaffe’s intellectual property, real estate, public finance and municipal fairs and estate planning practice groups all presented practical examples in their area of law.
Street Law is a nonprofit organization that creates classroom and community programs to teach people about law, democracy and human rights by incorporating “real-life” lessons. The conference was a part of Street Law’s Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which partners corporate legal departments with nearby, diverse high school law classes. In conjunction with the curriculum, Jaffe attorneys visited the Detroit School of Arts to help prepare the students and introduce them to various legal concepts discussed during the conference.
Jaffe partners and students from the Detroit School of the Arts gather together before the conference.
Jaffe Partner Harold Pope with teachers from the Detroit School of the Arts
Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss is recognized throughout the nation as a relationship-based, highly qualified, full-service business law firm. With an outstanding reputation for providing sophisticated legal services and counsel to businesses of all sizes, family-owned enterprises, individuals and entrepreneurs, Jaffe has more than 100 attorneys in its Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, and Naples offices.
Among the Firm’s practice areas are appellate, aviation, corporate, criminal, e-commerce, electronic banking, employee benefits, environmental, estate planning, family law, financial services, immigration, insolvency & reorganization, insurance, intellectual property, information technology, litigation, labor, mergers & acquisitions, mortgage banking, property tax appeals, public finance, real estate, securities and tax law.
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