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The ABC's Of Performing Public Service

Judge tells grads that volunteering can pay big dividends

The Connecticut Law Tribune

Like other commencements, law school graduation ceremonies are often long on inspirational messages and short on nuts-and-bolts advice. That wasn't the case with the speech U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz made to Quinnipiac School of Law graduates last month. Like other law school commencement speakers, Kravitz, an appellate practice group chair at Wiggin and Dana before being named to the bench in 2003, extolled the virtues of public service for lawyers. Unlike others, Kravitz spelled out exactly what graduates might do and how it would help them. "Of all the lawyers [I] have known, those who were the most fulfilled by their work and by their lives were those who were active volunteers and participants in the life and work of their communities and their profession," Kravitz told the Quinnipiac grads.

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