I was recently named to the District of Columbia Pro Bono Honor roll (for 2018) last month, for the sixth year in a row. The honor roll recognized attorneys who have contributed fifty hours or more of pro bono work to those who cannot afford legal counsel.
"We salute you for using your talents and expertise to help those unable to afford an attorney, to ensure that they too have equal access to justice. Your compassion and dedication, as evidenced by your pro bono service, have helped to level the playing field."
Last week I participated in a live Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in front of a large audience of law students at the USPTO.
This is the third or fourth time our firm has been chosen to present an actual hearing in front of a conference or large group.
And earlier in April, I presented to a North Carolina Bar Association meeting on the year in review in trademarks. To see my slides and materials from this presentation, in which I summarized the most interesting trademark cases (in my opinion) of the last year, see here.