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Don Partington

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Review for CILS Benefactors Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After retiring from the active practice of law I was looking for something that might meet the mandate of a quote I carried in my wallet:"There comes a time when you should harvest the wisdom of your years." The invitation to share my law career experience in the American Judicial System prompted me to accept the invitation to apply for and become a "professor" in the CILS Senior Lawyer program. The entire program impressed me from inception to the final training and orientation in Salzburg. The assignment to the Law Faculty at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic demonstrated the CILS has developed replationships with excellent Eastern European Schools. My two week teaching experience was more than I hoped for with the brillant students providing hope for the future even though, and rightly so, they had tough questions about the American Jury trial system.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The respect for the organization at the Law Faculty to which I was assigned.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no suggestions

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the students, their professors and the other attorneys in the program

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, well prepared and most helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide scholarships for the Eastern European students to come to America and see the system of justice first hand.

Ways to make it better...

A little shorter orientation

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have told my friends about the program and suggested that they also serve in the Senior Lawyer program

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I taught a course on the American Jury trial.