This past weekend at the AAJ annual convention, I had the opportunity to spend time with Joel Feldman, a plaintiff's attorney and partner at Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. Joel's 21-year old daughter, Casey, was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver. Since that time, Joel has worked tirelessly with psychologists and others on developing the perfect presentation to warn people (especially teenagers) about the dangers of distracted driving. You can check out his "End DD" campaign at www.enddd.org.
The End DD campaign has already recruited over 800 trial lawyers who have given the distracted driving presentation to over 41,000 students across the nation. The campaign provides you with the entire presentation, handouts and related materials. It helps train you to make sure you deliver a great presentation, and it will even help you connect with local schools.
The trial lawyers of BCCN are already on board to participate in the End DD campaign in Kentucky, but my goal is to recruit 120 trial lawyer volunteers across the Commonwealth - symbolizing one trial lawyer per county.
If you are interested in partnering with the End DD campaign on this life-saving effort, please visit www.enddd.org and sign up to be a speaker. It only takes a few moments and you can save lives.
On behalf of Joel and his family, and all the other victims of distracted driving, thank you so much for doing what you can to End DD.