Mentorship Academy Holds First Annual Career Week Program | Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers
Posted On March 2, 2012
Author: Gordon McKernan
I would like to thank Stephanie Jones, PTO Vice-President, Andre Harris, Dean of Students, Jeremiah, my Student Ambassador and Mr. O’Kelly for inviting me to take part in the Mentorship Academy’s First Annual Career Week Program.
I was not familiar with this facility located on Florida Street in downtown Baton Rouge, but was impressed with the campus and was informed that the Mentorship Academy is in its second year, and accommodates 325 students in the 9th and 10th grade
The mission of the Mentorship Academy is to help young adults learn through mentoring relationships with industry professionals, project-based learning, cross-curricular teaching, and technology integration.
I was impressed with the many different professions that were represented at the career program, which included representatives from Affordable Dental, Fire Department, City of Baton Rouge, Constable’s Office, and The Advocate.
It was a pleasure to speak in front of the students of Mr. O’Kelly’s class regarding my career in the legal field. Many of the students recognized me from commercials they have seen on TV and were curious. I had the chance to explain about the difference between Civil and Criminal law and about the many different duties required of today’s practicing attorney. I told the students how my role as a Personal Injury Attorney allows me to represent those injured as the result of another’s negligence and was impressed with the questions that the students put forth. I can’t help but wonder if maybe of few of them may just be natural born advocates.
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.