The Pro Cross Country Road Trip Episode

By Dan Hurteau

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

Albany County Bar Association President Dan Hurteau joins Sarah and Michael for a wide-ranging conversation about his upbringing in an upstate NY town with a population of 200, how cross country road trips with family during his youth led him to become a lawyer and how beneficial pro bono work can be for young lawyers.

Hurteau, partner at Nixon Peabody in Albany, NY talks about his upbringing in North Bangor, NY, seven miles from the Canadian border, how multiple family cross country vacations led him to see the diversity and largess of the United States and contributed to him becoming attending law school.

Hurteau then discusses some of the pro bono work he has done throughout his career the culture of pro bono service at Nixon Peabody was instilled in him on his first day.

The conversation closes with a discussion about Hurteau’s passion for the outdoors. From his preferred exercise choices of cross country skiing, running and bicycling, the latter being Dan’s preferred choice of transportation to and from work, to his quest to become an Adirondack 46er.

As the outgoing president of the ACBA, Hurteau gives some words of wisdom for young lawyers, thinking about joining bar associations. “Get Involved, Stay Involved, Be Involved.”

The Non-Billable podcast is hosted by Sarah Gold and Michael Fox.

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