Attorney Brian J. Neary is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, and is committed to giving back to the Notre Dame community both within and outside Indiana.
In June, Brian J. Neary and the Law Offices of Brian J. Neary helped to sponsor the 6th Annual Notre Dame Lawyers Reception at the Union League Club in New York. The reception featured speaker Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, and a 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. Over 200 alumni, current students and admitted students of Notre Dame attended to hear Mr. Moynihan's remarks.
More recently, Brian J. Neary returned to South Bend, Indiana, in August to participate in the University of Notre Dame Law School's intensive Trial Advocacy Program for law students. Led by Law School faculty, the program is energized by the volunteer participation of several experienced and respected litigators and judges, many of whom are themselves alumni of Notre Dame.
During the trial advocacy program, 63 law students had the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from the professionals who witnessed their opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, presentation of evidence, and closing arguments. Following the one-week intensive, the students will participate in ongoing training and mock trials during the academic semester.
The program is available to rising second- and third-year law students, whether or not they intend to pursue a career as litigators. The trial advocacy program fosters skills critical for the success of all attorneys, including the ability to critically analyze facts, the ability to understand the interplay between the facts of a case and a client's goals, and the ability to clearly and persuasively communicate ideas.
The students are not the only ones to benefit from the program. Brian J. Neary observes,
“I love teaching at Notre Dame. I get to work with a national faculty of top advocacy teachers and students from all over the United States. This experience complements my advocacy program at Rutgers with new ideas and techniques.”
Neary looks forward to future opportunities to work with Notre Dame alumni, students, and faculty, whether in South Bend or beyond.