P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program

first_imgP.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program October 1, 2005 Regular News P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Programcenter_img The Palm Beach County Bar Association recently established its first Minority Initiative Program for students from four regional law schools including Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.This new internship program provides an opportunity for minority second- and third-year law students to obtain placements in law firms and governmental agencies in Palm Beach County.Each law school will select two students for the program, providing a total of eight students with internship opportunities, which begain in mid-September.“The goal of the program is specifically designed to provide exposure to under-represented minority law students,” said Meenu Sasser, the program’s chair. “It is our hope that these students will have a wonderful learning experience and will remain in the area after graduation.”“We are grateful to the law firms who have agreed to open their doors to these students and give them an opportunity to receive first hand experience in the legal field,” said Theodore Leopold, president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.Participating entities include Boose Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martins McBane & O’Connell; Lytal Reiter Clark Fountain & Williams; Gunster Yoakley; Walton Lantaff; Ruden McClosky; Greenberg Traurig; Fourth District Court of Appeal; and the Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County.last_img read more

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