Morris County Teens Exploring Careers In Law

Guest speaker Caroline OConnor Esq. second from left

PARSIPPANY — Six teens from different towns in Morris County attended the first meeting of 2018 for Law Explorer Post 22 on Saturday, February 3.  Guest speaker Carolyn F. O’Connor, Esq. spoke on the environment and culture of a large law firm. Ms. O’Connor is regional managing partner of Wilson Elser, LLP, a national law firm. She is also a member of the firm’s equity committee, equity partnership compensation chairperson, and chairperson of the firm’s women’s initiative program.

Explorer Doug Carter from Parsippany said, “The meeting gave me a very good insight on what being a lawyer actually means. The talented lawyers told us the opportunities there are to be a lawyer. They talked about different fields within law and added several of their own experiences.”

Law Explorer Post 22 is chartered to the Morris County Bar Foundation.  Post advisors Andrew Jacobs, Esq. and Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq. lead monthly meetings and invite guest speakers including judges, prosecutors, and attorneys practicing in fields such as criminal, family, environmental, immigration, and intellectual property.

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years old.  Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

New members are welcome at any time. For further information please contact Al Thomas, District Executive at (973) 765-9322 ext. 229,


Exploring is a worksite-based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old.  Exploring units, called “posts”, usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/rescue, healthcare, law, aviation, engineering, or the like, and may be sponsored by a government or business entity.