In college football there is a tradition of dousing the winning coach with a cooler full of Gatorade. It’s obvious that not every coach enjoys being soaked in a cold, wet, sticky mess; yet they endure it because it helps bond the team. Typically this tradition is only done in outdoor sports because of the large mess and slip hazard it creates to have 5 gallons of Gatorade splashed over the floor.
At a North Platte Community College basketball game a few students decided it would be a good idea to surprise their coach with a Gatorade dousing. The hapless coach pushed out his hands in defense, but the Gatorade drenched over him and the floor all around. Almost immediately, the coach slipped and fell face first onto the hard floor.
Fortunately, he was not injured and no students fell, but a fun moment could have turned into something very serious and these students may have been facing liability issues.
There are also times when unfortunate things just happen. A group of students at Phoenix College in Arizona discovered this when part of a buildings ceiling suddenly collapsed near them. It was quite a scare, but they are safe and just like the Gatorade situation this could have been a sorrowful event. In situations like this, it may be wise to reach out to a local Phoenix personal injury lawyer.
On a positive note, many students have been turned towards a career in law after experiencing a legal situation where they felt helpless because of a lack of knowledge. The Wilbur Wright community college in Chicago offers a strong paralegal program that prepares students to become trained paralegals. They can find career paths within corporations, law firms and offices, and other sectors where law related work is done.
Besides Wilbur Wright, the following Chicago community colleges offer paralegal programs:
- Oakton Community College
- College of DuPage
- Harper College
- Elgin Community College
- McHenry Community College
- College of Lake County
According to the Occupational Outlook handbook paralegals make an average of $46,680 and are expected to have a steady job outlook through 2020. Paralegal makes a great career for someone who has a strong interest in law but doesn't have the time, money or opportunity to spend 3 years in law school.