Do it for the love…

Today I learned Magistrate LaRue died after leaving legacy of doing justice on the bench as fine and fair jurist.  As a private attorney she advocated for civil rights for the everyday man.  She did it for the love.  

A friend of my son Al, John Overton, released a rap/hip hop Album “While I Was Away” which contains a song my son collaborated with him on  called “Do It for the Love” which carries this theme through it lyrics.  They are pursuing their love making music.

I have always told my children all I want is “the love”.  Life is short and uncertain. No matter what your goals in life are “do it for the love”, not the money.  Your greatest chance for personal fulfillment is to do what you love.  As the line goes “if you do a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”.

I am lucky because I am doing what I love… advocating for the everyday man sometimes against long odds and literally at times fighting City Hall.  To those, such as myself, who are fortunate enough to have the privilege to practice law,  pursue justice and strive for excellence, but above all else do it for the love. God bless…

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About Richard A. Cook

Richard Cook graduated from Purdue University in the Economics Honor Program in 1979 and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1982. Following law school, Richard served as a federal law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. In 1984, Richard began working as Deputy Prosecutor for the Lake County Prosecutor's Office and from there, served as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. There he handled a number of complex criminal matters and jury trials. While there, Richard received the Chief Postal Inspector's Special Award and a letter of commendation from the U.S. Attorney General for his work prosecuting a major money order fraud scheme being perpetrated out of the Indiana State Prison system. Since leaving the U.S. Attorney's office in 1989, Richard has focused primarily on civil work and is currently a member of the firm Yosha Cook & Tisch in Indianapolis. Richard is also a member of the ITLA, IBA and the ABA, as well as, a fellow for the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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