Vice President for Administration and University Counsel Dr. Jason Rogers was recently named a 2015 Corporate Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal. The NBJ took nominations from the community for a person that should be recognized in the legal profession. Nominees were divided into categories and voted on, and the featured nominees earned the highest amount of votes. Rogers answered four questions in his NBJ profile, which was featured in the print edition, section two, on June 12.
What is the biggest misconception people have about lawyers from TV? That we are all snappy dressers.
What three qualities are most needed to make it in the legal profession? Compassion, integrity, hard work.
What is the strangest request a client has made of you? Participate in a dessert bake-off to raise money for my non-profit client.
If there was one part of the legal process you could change, what would it be, and why? Our tendency as lawyers to think that we add value to a transaction the more complicated we make it. This undermines public confidence in our profession.