On Monday, Brian Panish was honored to have been a guest speaker at the annual Treusch Public Service Lecture at Southwestern Law School, his alma mater.
The Treusch Public Service Lecture was established in 2000 by the late Paul E. Treusch, a member of the Southwestern faculty from 1979-2004, and his wife Phyllis, as an expression of their commitment to public service and legal education.
The lecture series brings national leaders in the field of public interest to the campus to share their insight and experience. Brian Panish’s address followed the screening of the HBO documentary Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?
Before passing away at age 95 in 2006, Professor Treusch described the effort behind establishing the lecture series:
“We believe efforts like this are much needed now, when our profession has been challenged to justify its ethical base. We want to stress to our students that the practice of law is not just a money-making venture, but a profession and a service.”
The lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle were very proud to have one of their own speak at an event with aims like this one. As a personal injury law firm, we strive to bring justice to those who have been wronged, and work to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.