Red Watch Band Program
The mother of a Northwestern student who died from toxic alcohol poisoning is reaching out to colleges and universities everywhere to try to help others be saved from such a tragic death.
At the recommendation of Clifford Law Offices, Loyola University is participating in this important program which includes a four-hour training session for participants to learn how to recognize alcohol emergencies and to respond effectively.
The mission of this program is to provide campus community members with a greater knowledge, awareness and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect. The national movement is intended to train students on appropriate steps to take when a fellow student passes out from consuming too much alcohol.
At the recommendation of Clifford Law Offices, DePaul University, alma mater of senior partner Robert Clifford, is the latest college to implement the Red Watch Band Program.
Continuing Legal Education
Bob Clifford also finds time to give back to the profession through continuing legal education efforts. He endowed his alma mater, DePaul University College of Law, with the first Tort Law and Social Policy Chair in the largest single gift to the school. Since 1995, the law school annually conducts a two-day seminar where experts from around the country debate issues important to the civil justice system. Mr. Clifford has always insisted that the two-day symposium be free to the public. He then sees to it that the DePaul Law Review staff publishes the written materials in a special edition of the Law Review so that more people can share the efforts of this monumental task and highly educational program. It has become the 44th most quoted publication throughout the United States. Please click here for a list of these symposiums.
Clifford Law Offices has been approved by the State of Illinois as an accredited provider of mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) programs in the state. The first program offered, in February 2008, was a two-hour ethics/professionalism seminar with Northwestern University Professor Robert Burns. In 2009, a two-hour program was offered with a panel of speakers on The Ethics of Lincoln the Lawyer, in commemoration of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield as well as on the web, the program featured, Roger Billings, Professor, Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University; Mark Steiner, Professor, South Texas College of Law and author of “An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln;” and Vincent Vitullo, Professor Emeritus, DePaul University College of Law. Again, hundreds of Illinois lawyers took advantage of this free program either in person or via the internet. In 2010, nearly 1,000 people registered to attend a cutting-edge seminar entitled, “The Ethics of E-Discovery and Social Media.” Presenters John Barkett, author of “E-Discovery,” and James Grogan, ARDC Chief Counsel, spoke for two hours in a lively question-and-answer session that was offered once again free to all lawyers in the state.
Bob Clifford Helps to Kick Off City Colleges’ Program
Introducing students to professional life is the focus of a new series of panel discussions sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago City Colleges. CBA President Robert A. Clifford spoke at the event with panelist Hon. Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County. To learn more about the program, please read the Chicago Bar Association Press Release (PDF).
Clifford Law Offices Hosts Mock Trial at Chicago Public School
Thomas K. Prindable, Managing Partner at Clifford Law Offices, spearheaded the law firm’s efforts in coaching and mentoring students at a mock trial competition at Harriet Beecher Stowe Fine and Performing Arts Academy in Chicago. Click here to read more.
DePaul Alumni Association
Bob Clifford has been active with DePaul as the President of its Alumni Association where he served as the youngest member of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Clifford also was selected as Chairman of DePaul’s College of Law Capital Development Fund which is raising thousands of dollars to improve the law school’s Chicago campus.