April Price presents to local students through QC Career Connections and Rock Island High School’s INCubatoredu
April Price, Lane & Waterman patent attorney, knows a thing or two about being a student. Among the first in her family to graduate from college, she went on to receive an engineering degree and then later pursued her legal education. Her advice to students (and her own children): “Decide on your dream and then make it bigger.” In a presentation to the Davenport Community School District Sudlow Intermediate School’s eighth graders this week, she challenged them to expand their dream to consider all the possibilities and then work hard to achieve it. “When I was working as an engineer, I worked with several lawyers. One day I realized, if they can do it, I can do it.”
In her 30-minute presentation, she focused on some basic aspects of being a lawyer and provided helpful tips for how to start on the right path as early as eighth grade. As part of the QC Career Connections program, students at Sudlow have the opportunity to learn about various career paths and necessary skills throughout the school year.
Two days later, across the river in Rock Island, April presented to Rock Island High School’s INCubatoredu students. The INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise Program guides students through the process of building a business, from marketing and accounting to human resources and legal aspects. April participated in two days of their two-semester long program, helping the students understand the legal steps involved in starting a business including legal issues surrounding business formation, intellectual property, contract formation, and advertising .
April practices in Lane & Waterman’s Intellectual Property practice group. Learn more about her work at https://www.l-wlaw.com/attorneys/april-a-price/.