by Mike Leasor

Normally in this space someone from Leasor Crass, P.C. extols the lessons to be learned from the latest court case, statute passed by the legislature, or edict from the federal government.  Today though, I wanted to express my gratitude to you, our clients, for what you do each day.  George Washington himself, at the request of the very Congress which passed the Bill of Rights, proclaimed a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.” Presidential Proclamation, 1 Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, p. 64 (J. Richardson ed. 1897).

As an educator, my heart is grateful for the work each of you reading this will perform today, performed yesterday, and will perform in the future.  Your dedication to the students of each of your districts is noticed each time myself or one of my partners speaks with you.  Even after a long day, it is always evident that you want to do what is in the best interests of the students in your district.

As a father, I am grateful that you are in charge of educating the students of this great state.  These students will interact with my children and my grandchildren.  If your dedication to your students will positively impact my family and its future, is there more for which a father can be grateful?  Alas, I am eternally grateful for the educators who provided the best education to me and my children.

As an attorney, I am grateful for the opportunity to practice school law.  I will never be rich, but it is a righteous cause.  I am grateful for each and every one of you, who allow me and the other attorneys at Leasor Crass the opportunity to assist and provide guidance each day as you truly do the most amazing job one could ever do.  Thank you.