CBA Announces 2012 ‘Take Your Adversary to Lunch’ Winners!
In an effort to promote professionalism and collegiality within the legal community, CBA members were encouraged to invite an adversary to lunch between February 1 and March 9 of this year. The names of those who participated were entered into a drawing for gift cards to downtown restaurants. Congratulations to the following winners:
- 1st Prize: Kathleen Cole & Marc Pera – two gift certificates for Nada at $75 each
- 2nd Prize: Michael Ganson & Tom Bruns – two gift certificates for The Silver Ladle at $50 each
- 3rd Prize: Richard Porotsky & Don Schneider – two gift certificates for Rock Bottom Brewery at $25 each
“We are opposing counsel in litigation and I have been looking for an occasion to get to know Don. The Take Your Adversary to Lunch contest was a great opportunity to do this. It helps take the tension off the matter. I was able to get to know a little bit more about the person.
Take Your Adversary to Lunch is an incentive to treat each other well. We all need incentives. In the heat of a legal battle, everyone wants to win and sometimes treating each other well gets lost. It’s easy to lose sight of the goals of the overall system when you are dealing with a client and trying to win your case.
I was looking for an opportunity like this and it came at just the right time.”
— Rick Porotsky, attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl