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MM&C Welcomes Montgomery College Students for Leadership Development Academy Presentation

Posted May 4, 2016 at 6:21 PM

On April 25, 2016, Miller, Miller & Canby hosted students from the Montgomery College Paralegal Program as part of a community outreach project organized by the Leadership Development Academy of the Bar Association of Montgomery County (“BAMC”).  The presentation to the students provided an overview of the various MM&C legal practice groups, how paralegals provide invaluable assistance to attorneys, and life as a paralegal in a mid-size Montgomery County firm.  The presentation was put on by Paralegals, Associates, and Partners at MM&C.  The presentation was part of the larger community service project implemented by the fellows of the Leadership Development Academy.  The service project focused on developing a partnership between the BAMC and Montgomery College, in order to provide practical information for local college students in Montgomery County, who had an interest in law.

The fellows put on a formal presentation to classes at both the Germantown and Takoma Park Campuses of Montgomery College.  At the presentations, the fellows spoke to students about life as a practicing attorney and alternative jobs in law such as paralegals and administrative assistants.  The fellows presented a summary of their community outreach project at the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Annual Law Day.

Leadership Development Academy Fellow and MM&C Attorney Michael Spencer Spearheads Firm’s Presentation Effort

MM&C Business & Tax Attorney, Michael Spencer, organized and directed the presentation at Miller, Miller & Canby and was among the fellows who organized and directed presentations to the Paralegal students at the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College.  Michael is one of 12 young attorneys elected in 2015 for the Leadership Development Academy Program, a 12-month program designed to cultivate selected young attorneys for future leadership in the Bar Association of Montgomery County (“BAMC”).  The Leadership Development Academy fellows attend BAMC leadership classes, networking events, and design and implement a community service project.  Fellows establish relationships with current and past Bar Presidents, learn more about the BAMC, and further enhance leadership skills.

Michael Spencer is an associate in Miller, Miller & Canby’s Business and Tax practice group, where he focuses on business succession and tax planning.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked at a small law firm that focused primarily on IRS and State Tax Controversy.  He also previously clerked for the Honorable John W. Debelius, III, Administrative Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Montgomery County, Maryland.  He is an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, American Association of Attorneys–Certified Public Accountants, and the Bar Association of Montgomery County.  Learn more about MM&C’s Business and Tax practice here.