Hyatt Luncheon – Nelson Mandela: The Greatest Lawyer That Has Ever Lived
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, for our first Luncheon of the season, we were excited to welcome attorney Bill Manning of Robins Kaplan, LLP, who explored Nelson Mandela’s life, with particular emphasis on his training and development as a lawyer. Mr. Manning described how President Mandela practiced the skills of lawyering throughout his life, and focused on the deep spirituality that Mandela developed and how this inner life continually impacted his lawyering skills and his person as one of the greatest individuals of the 20th Century. Mr. Manning gave a dynamic, interactive presentation with amazing visuals supplementing his presentation. Mr. Manning walked us through certain legal ethical cannons, as well as certain philosophical concepts, and tied all of them into the life of President Mandela. Mr. Manning took us on the journey of President Mandela’s life, from his time as a small child, through his education and formative years, to his time practicing law and becoming involved in politics, to his incarceration, and then his eventual release and presidency. It was a fascinating presentation about a fascinating subject. Mr. Manning was gracious enough to answer questions at the end in both a group setting and additional individual questions thereafter.
A special thanks to Mr. Manning and to all our attendees!
- Category: Hyatt Luncheons
- Date: October 11, 2017
- Start Time: 11:45
- End Time: 13:15