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A blind and brave general counsel (Jim Shore, Florida Seminoles)

A general counsel who was blinded at age 25, before he attended law school and became the first Seminole ever to graduate from law school, inspires complete admiration. Jim Shore, now 61, is profiled in Corp. Counsel, Vol. 14, April 2007 at 76, and it is an impressive tribute to the man. To practice law without eyes is to compose music without hearing. It’s so rare that the diversity movement doesn’t ask about data on visually-impaired lawyers.

And, by the way, Shore survived an assassination attempt in 2002 during a campaign to clean up tribal corruption.

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