El Dorado High School’s ED LAW Academy hosted their fifth annual Legal Storm event at the beginning of March, bringing together 90 students and 15 legal professionals, including seven alumni and six parents, for lively, engaging, and informative panel discussions about various aspects of legal work. The event was moderated by ED LAW student leaders and held virtually via Zoom.
“We are thankful to the judges, attorneys, special agents, law professors, and other community legal professionals who give their time each year to make this highlight event possible and took on the added challenge of appearing in a virtual format this year!” Social Science Teacher/E.D. LAW Coordinator Sunshine Cavalluzzi shared.
Student feedback from the event included:
“I found it truly inspirational how they are huge assets to our community and are always willing to give back.”
“One day, I hope to be in their shoes, so I really enjoyed the advice they gave on how we can get to where they are now.”
“One of the panelists stated that you won’t get anywhere in life without taking risks and exploring everything, I really needed to hear that.”
“A takeaway for me was advice about not worrying if we haven’t thought about what job we want to do in the future yet. This was relieving to know that many of the greatly successful people in the legal profession have been in the same place as us.”
“It’s good to know that successful people like them needed some guidance or help. It’s reassuring in a way because I feel like you’d expect people like them to have everything figured out, but in reality they’ve been in our position once of not knowing what they want to do.”
“I really appreciated (and needed!) their advice of not stressing too hard about what our future will be like in life and just knowing that working diligently will lead us in a good direction.”
“Their stories inspire me to persevere even when I have a lot on my plate.”
“Thinking about the idea that they were once in my position and got to where they are now really motivated me.”