I spoke about the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, the right to trial by jury, the right to confront the witnesses against you and the right to reasonable bail. These are all rights and concepts we take for granted everyday. My audience didn't take them for granted -- they weren't aware of most of their rights.
It was an eye-opening experience for me.
I encourage each of my attorney colleagues to take advantage of opportunities to speak to community and school groups. Sure, it's a great marketing tool, but it may also lead to a greater appreciation of those rights embedded in our historical DNA.