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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Participates In Leadership Event For Raleigh High School Students

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Participates In Leadership Event For Raleigh High School Students

May 1, 2014

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Eric Snider participated in a two-day High Climbers Career and Leadership Summit organized and hosted by members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Raleigh program on April 29-30. Over fifty high school students from ten schools in Raleigh attended the event and had the opportunity to meet members of the business community, build leadership skills, and discuss professionalism and career planning.

Snider, along with a team from his Leadership Raleigh class of 2013-2014, partnered with Wake County Public Schools, the Girl Scouts, and other local businesses to provide the two-day conference. Snider presented on best practices in business writing and emphasized for students the importance of strong writing and communication skills in the workplace.  He also led students in team-building and problem-solving exercises.

During the program, students listened to professional speakers and learned about mentorship, professional writing and communications, workplace behavior, the value of first impressions, financial literacy and business ethics. Students also participated in hands-on, teambuilding activities at Camp Mary Atkinson.

Snider, a litigation attorney, focuses his practice on general and business litigation and defending businesses involved in employment and products liability disputes. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal. He has also represented regional, national and international clients in significant personal injury, property damage and commercial loss cases.  Before going to law school, Snider was a member of Teach For America and taught high school students with special needs at Louisburg High School in Franklin County, North Carolina.

The firm encourages attorneys and staff to be actively involved in their communities. Smith Moore Leatherwood is a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and a several attorneys and staff are alumni of the Leadership Raleigh program.  Further, the firm is a committed member of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, whose mission is to ensure that every student in North Carolina graduates from high school ready for life and work in a global society.

About Leadership Raleigh
Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program for rising leaders that emphasizes team projects, community orientation and enhancing leadership skills. Participants study the qualities that make an effective leader, analyze individual leadership roles, and develop personal leadership styles and skills. They are then challenged to apply their talents by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards and commissions. Leadership Raleigh is unlike other programs because it provides participants with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with key community leaders.

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