Tone and Larry chop it up with Edward Wright, Esq (mentor and friend of the pod) about his professional journey, which illustrates the importance of charting your own course (while also highlighting the versatility of a law degree). If this episode resonates with you at all, please go ahead and subscribe, drop a comment, and tell a friend to tell a friend!

More about Eddie:

Captain Edward Wright will promote to Major on May 12, 2024. He currently serves as the Chief of Client Legal Services for III Armored Corps and Fort Cavazos. The Chief of Client Legal Services leads a team that serve III Armored Corps, the Fort Cavazos Installation, and over 450,000 eligible clients; including Soldiers, Dependents, Reservist and Retirees in the Central Texas Region. He supervises 6 Judge Advocates, 4 Paralegals, and 4 civilian employees (2 civilian attorneys and 2 civilian paralegals). CPT Wright is responsible for the compliance of Army Regulation (AR) 27-3; including but not limited to, providing adequate training to all assigned personnel; reviewing all office administrative procedures, reports of legal assistance services, client satisfaction surveys; taking reasonable measures to ensure lawyers and paralegals conform their conduct to the rules of professional responsibility and periodic review of incoming and out-going correspondence. He also establishes local legal assistance policies and procedures consistent with AR 27-3 and manages the processing of tort and affirmative claims on Fort Cavazos.
CPT Wright has served as a Brigade Judge Advocate, Senior Trial Counsel, Trial Defense Counsel, and Administrative Law Attorney. His duty assignments include 101st Airborne Division, Fort Cambell, KY; Trial Defense Service – West Region, Fort Wainwright, AK; 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Cavazos, TX; and III Armored Corps, Fort Cavazos, TX. Prior to serving in the JAG Corps, CPT Wright ran his own Solo practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2011-1017 and worked for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office from 2009-2011.
CPT Wright earned a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University and Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Affairs and Global Politics from Marquette University.

Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.

Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

What is ScholarChip$?

Authentic Conversations with Scholars.

About the Pod:

Welcome to the ScholarChip$ Podcast, a platform for authentic conversations with scholars. Hosted by Larry Whitley and Tone Gaines—two accomplished attorneys with roots deep on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin—our mission is twofold: (i) to provide a space for engaging dialogues with scholars from diverse fields and (ii) to champion the pursuit of academics as a key pathway to upward mobility within Black and Brown communities. As Black men who have navigated the journey from Milwaukee's inner city to professional heights in the legal arena, Larry and Tone bring unique perspectives and unwavering commitment to empowering listeners through knowledge, inspiration, and community engagement. Tap in with us at ScholarChip$ as we break barriers and build bridges, one conversation at a time.

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