Kaplan Hecker & Fink founding partner Robbie Kaplan recently addressed the 2023 graduating class at Albany Law School’s 172nd commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023.

In her remarks, Robbie sought to impress upon the future lawyers the importance of individual bravery and camaraderie in the legal profession, especially as the graduates enter the legal profession at a time when “[t]he rule of law has taken a beating and has never looked more tenuous.” Robbie spoke candidly about the courage it takes to fight for high-stakes issues and the need for a strong network of colleagues and mentors. She encouraged the audience to “find other lawyers who share your values and work with them to make things happen.”

Robbie spoke on the heels of a victory in the E Jean Carroll case, where former president Donald J. Trump was found liable for sexually abusing and defaming Ms. Carroll.

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