Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Take on Teaching

March 11, 2014

Have you ever wondered what personal injury attorneys do in their spare time? Watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and traveling are commonly found on many “spare time to-do lists.” However, if we, as attorneys, work as hard as you do, then you might understand how “spare time” can often seem like a rare commodity.

At Lane Brown, one thing that every one of our attorneys has in common is the fact that we all enjoy teaching; specifically, teaching other attorneys throughout Illinois and the rest of the country.

William Arthur Ward once made a well-known quote about teaching that inspires us. It goes, The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  With the experience we’ve gained and the success that we’ve had over several decades in the legal profession, it’s our desire to pass this on to other attorneys who are looking to grow and develop their skills in order to best serve their clients. We hope that this statement can be true of us!

What Are Our Attorneys Teaching the Legal Community?

  • Fred Lane and Scott Lane are the co-directors of Fred Lane’s Illinois State Bar Association’s Trial Technique Institute. This year-long course helps to further train attorneys on the various aspects of trial work. Scott is also an adjunct professor at the Loyola University at Chicago School of Law, and assists in coaching their trial teams. Recently, Scott and Fred spoke on Opening Statements and Direct Examination of Witnesses.
  • Steve Lane was recently on the faculty of a Chicago Bar Association program on Voir-Dire (Jury Selection), representing the Plaintiffs’ Attorney perspective, and spoke at the Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyers Post-Graduate Clinics on Direct Examination and other trial techniques.
  • Mark Brown recently spoke at a CBA program geared toward law students from 14 regional law schools. Mark spoke on the topic of serving in a career dedicated to representing victims of personal injury and medical malpractice.


We hope to continue our efforts to make our civil justice system better—and one which will touch the lives and protect our communities and families.

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