27 | G.C. Murray

Welcoming friend and former colleague, G.C. Murray to the MNBP!

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By way of a brief introduction, G.C. is a kind, smart, and all around great guy.

He works as the Special Counsel at the Florida Justice Association (FJA). If you are not familiar with the FJA, it is an important, plaintiff trial lawyer association that advocates on the behalf of injured citizens, making sure that the courts are accessible and that the civil justice system is protected for every Floridian. When I was I law student I worked at the FJA so, fortunately, I was able to contribute to the unique cause and mission of the FJA and it was where I met G.C..

As a young kid, G.C. knew he wanted to be a lawyer. A main contributor that propelled him in the legal direction was his father, he was an attorney (he is now currently a judge).

Our conversation covers a lot of ground! From his favorite thing about Tallahassee, Florida, the town he has called home for the past ten or so years to founding the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation (ICE Foundation) to even sharing with us his personal health journey and "scare” that led him to change his habits and take his health a lot more serious. The changes have led to a light, happy feeling, a different outlook, and loss of weight.

We also talked about what he believes to be as the biggest challenges that young lawyers face today versus young lawyers twenty years ago and he even shared a few words of wisdom for fellow young lawyers.

I hope you will enjoy my conversation with G.C.! And that you will more learn about the ICE Foundation so that, if you are in the state of Floria, you might be able to do some community service! The foundation’s mission is the following:

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“to stimulate different segments of society through mentorship, service, and professional development. We offer a unique approach to community service specifically tailored toward millennials. With chapters all throughout Florida, there are several opportunities for engagement.” If you are interested in getting involved, don’t be shy to contact them! Last November they fed over 500 people at Thanksgiving and in December they had their Annual Share the Warmth Event which is an event that supplies students with clothing for cool weather during the holiday season. Their flagship office is in Tallahassee but they are located throughout the state of Florida and hope to expand to D.C. and Chicago sometime in the near future.

“At a certain point you have to focus on you.” - G.C. on finding ways to take care of yourself

“At a certain point you have to focus on you.” - G.C. on finding ways to take care of yourself

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