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Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn’t everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make? I make a difference in all of your lives, educating kids and preparing them to be CEOs, doctors and engineers . . . What do you make, Mr. CEO?” As lawyers, we are expected and trained to be “teachers,” to some degree. Perhaps not in the classroom or necessarily in a courtroom, but we must be able to communicate with a wide range and variety of “students.” The spirit and enthusiasm that was so inspiring to me from reading this e-mail can also be applied in each of our daily lives. We interact with many different walks of life in our work, but also outside of work. Think about who you come in contact with and what you are “teaching” them by your words, your writings, even by the example you make with your actions. What kind of teachers are we? What impressions are we giving? What do we “make” as professionals? G (Endnotes) 1 “Teacher.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2014. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacher Human Interest Pharmaceutical consulting & exPert Witness services After twenty-five years in executive and management positions with pharmacy organizations and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and after six years of service as Secretary to the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, Herb Bobo is pleased to now provide services to the legal community. Expertise includes all phases of operations, licensing and regulation. herb bobo consulting herbbobo@cox.net Licensed Pharmacist since 1973 “Often, your clients are at Point A, and want to go to Point B. We can help them get there. Sometimes they are at Point A and will be taken to Point B, like it or not. In that case, we make the journey less painful.” Stephen Bradley, Principal Whether it’s an emerging crisis that demands deft media and communication skills, or simply a thorny political or regulatory challenge, we’re in business to help your clients navigate from the place they find themselves to the place they want to be. Stephen Bradley & Associates is Alabama’s first—and best—full service public affairs firm. Our highly specialized team combines the management of demanding public relations issues with expertise in governmental and legislative affairs. With offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, our experienced team has the tools, the experience, and the know-how to help. So, when you or your clients need help with crisis issues management, media relations, environmental issues, or governmental affairs, call the firm of choice. S B A, LLC Public Relations • Media Relations • Crisis Communications • Environmental Communications • Governmental Relations • Social Media 2101 Highland Avenue, Suite 420, Birmingham, AL | 205-933-6676 • 400 South Union Street, Suite 235, Montgomery, AL | 334-834-9685 To learn more, visit PRalabama.com. Or, email us at ebrad@bellsouth.net Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Winter 2014 35


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