Washington Lawyer - January 2018 - 8

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Ringing in the New Year

WITH A PURPOSE

By David O'Boyle

CARNELL L. CHERRY

CHRISTINE SMITH

GEOFFREY M. GOODALE

Associate
Loeb & Loeb LLP

Legal Director
Children's Law Center

Partner
FisherBroyles, LLP

The past year has been a busy year for sports technology and media. Whether it's development of
cutting-edge mobile apps, partnerships around live
streaming of sports on social media, or innovative
virtual reality and augmented reality offerings, we
are seeing a proliferation of deals around data
optimization in sports. Entering the New Year,
I am resolved to find new and creative ways to
help clients craft deals in this space that truly fit
their business.

This year, my professional New Year's resolution
is to focus on the training and support of the pro
bono attorneys who take on guardian ad litem
custody cases, and to increase the number of pro
bono attorneys who are available and comfortable
taking on these cases for the Children's Law Center.
I want to ensure these attorneys feel comfortable
handling these guardian ad litem custody cases
by offering them excellent training and mentoring
support.

On a personal level, I look forward to helping to
cultivate a more thriving sports tech community in
the Washington metropolitan area.

In terms of my personal resolution, my family is
a big hockey family, so my resolution is to watch
as many Washington Capitals games as possible,
either by attending their home games or watching
away games on TV.

My New Year's resolution is to do more pro bono
work, specifically on political asylum matters. Many
people flee their countries due to persecution and
human rights abuses and seek asylum in the United
States, but they rarely have the resources to hire a
lawyer. Given this fact, and considering that it can
be difficult for a person to be granted asylum
without legal representation - especially as a
result of actions taken by the Trump administration
- doing pro bono work in this area is useful and
rewarding. A partner at my firm has agreed to make
this a mutual New Year's resolution so that we can
reinforce each other in taking a pro bono asylum
case and doing the best job we can on it.

Carnell L. Cherry, courtesy of Loeb & Loeb LLP; Christine Smith by Sarah
Siddons of the Children's Law Center; Geoffrey M. Goodale, courtesy of
FisherBroyles, LLP

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - January 2018

Your Voice
From Our President
Our Membership
Career & Professional Development
Practice Management
Calendar of Events
Government & Gavel
Feature: When Counsel Needs Counseling
Feature: Finding Fullment in Life & the Law
Feature: Surviving Incivility
Member Spotlight
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
Attorney Briefs
Ask the Ethics Experts
Partners' Perspective
Disciplinary Summaries
Campus Connection
The Pro Bono Effect
Community & Connections
Last Word
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Washington Lawyer - January 2018 - Feature: When Counsel Needs Counseling
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