Brooke DiSalvo Recently Presented to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Council of Affiliates
May 8, 2023 by boydjenerette on News
Boyd & Jenerette Associate, Brooke A. DiSalvo, had the incredible opportunity to present at the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Council of Affiliates. Along with Mikaela Ziko, Brooke addressed young lawyers across the state about preventing burnout in the legal profession.
One of the tips they shared was a simple but powerful mindset shift: changing "have to" into "get to." By adopting a positive and proactive attitude, we can approach our work with more enthusiasm and fulfillment. As Brooke and Mikaela pointed out, one would never hear Tiger Woods complain that he "has to golf tomorrow." Instead, he approaches each day with excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to do what he loves.
This same mentality can be applied to practicing law and making a difference for clients every day. By embracing the "get to" mentality, we can remind ourselves of the privilege and responsibility that comes with being a lawyer. It's not just a job, but a chance to make a real difference in people's lives and in our society.
Brooke's presentation was a valuable reminder to all young lawyers to prioritize their well-being and take steps to prevent burnout. By changing our mindset and adopting a more positive and grateful attitude, we can find greater satisfaction and success in our legal careers.
About Brooke A. DiSalvo
Brooke DiSalvo is an associate attorney working for the firm in Pensacola, Florida. Ms. DiSalvo primarily focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, including coverage issues and insurer bad faith/extra-contractual liability. Ms. DiSalvo also has significant experience defending first party property actions, employment disputes, and cases interpreting Florida’s assignment of benefits laws.
In law school, Ms. DiSalvo spent years training to be a litigator as a member of Cumberland School of Law’s top-ranked National Trial Team. Ms. DiSalvo and her team won both the 2017 Florida National Trial Advocacy Competition and the 2018 Drexel University Battle of the Experts National Trial Competition. During these trial advocacy tournaments, Ms. DiSalvo and her trial partner were undefeated, never losing a ballot from any judge. Ms. DiSalvo’s team also reached the final four round at the American Association for Justice Trial Regional Competition in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ms. DiSalvo is also an advocate for the effective use of technology in the legal profession and was awarded the highest grade in Advanced Skills in Trial Advocacy, a law school course focusing on the effective use of courtroom technology during trial.
Brooke is a Florida native and enjoys golfing, going to the beach, and spending time with her dog, Griffin.