It is an absolute honor to serve as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 President for 2022. As the second ever female President, I look forward to serving the organization as our nation begins to open following the challenges of an ongoing global pandemic. Arguably, we have more challenges now than ever before to overcome. There is much work to be done and we need to work together to achieve change. As our immediate past president John Givens so elegantly stated, “it is more important than ever that we stand together, cooperate, and collaborate to effectively represent the interests of our clients and more effectively engage in the practice of law.” This statement is more true than ever as we enter into 2022.
The National Trial Lawyers organization gives trial lawyers nationwide the tools and relationships that are necessary, and so vital, to represent the interests of our clients and make the necessary resources available to properly train and educate our members to be the best trial lawyers they can be. My goals for this year are to further make these resources available to our Top 40 Under 40 members so that they have the confidence and resources to get in front of a jury and to zealously advocate for clients to the very best of their ability. I plan to do this by bringing our most experienced trial lawyer members together with our young lawyers so that proper coaching and mentorship occur.
A wise man once told me that there is nothing more important in life than the relationships you form – both personally and professionally. I look forward, more than ever, to seeing and meeting our members face-to-face this year and forming relationships which will last a lifetime. I also look forward to helping facilitate new relationships, not only amongst our Top 40 Under 40 members, but also the membership at large. I know doing so will help us as an organization achieve our goals of effectively representing our clients and engaging fully in the practice of law.
This year promises to bring its own challenges, like every year has before, but together we can work to overcome these challenges and to provide resources and support to our members so that we can continue to obtain justice for our clients.
With Warmest Personal Regards,
Hali E. Marsocci
President of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40