I am a retired lawyer who was well regarded at my former office for training and mentoring younger attorneys. I occasionaly presented MCLE courses through this office, both before and after I retired. I am also widely read and have a wide range of interests from history and literature through natural sciences. In years past I helped tutor friends' high school children in algebra and chemistry even though I had been away for years. I formerly wrote a number of op-ed letters for the Bakersfield California, occasionally awarded letter of the month. More recently I was an attorney coach for the mock trial of Delano High School. I have been a scoring judge on We The People and Mock Trial competitions in the past. My hoppies include amateur stargazing (though my equipment is dated) and conducted occasional stargazing expeditions with a singles group with which I was connected about twenty years ago, along with once presenting a session at a school in the Fruitvale Elementary School district on my telescopes and basic astronomical informational answers to questions, though at times a bit carried away on the detail with which I answered their questions. When in law school, many years back, I wrote an assignment in a legal writing class with a demographic study on which I was asked to expand for a document my law school used in updating its affirmative action policy, not as an advocacy piece so much as one used by the school for planning purposes. I have also for several years drafted the boundaries on the maps used for the Homeless Census counts. I have a facility with numbers and details around which I tend to organize knowledge. Most of all I like to discuss what I have learned and an patient with those open to learning.
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