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Diversity Internship Program starts it's 14th Year
DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM STARTS ITS 14TH YEAR
The Albany County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program has begun its 14th year. The program commenced in September of 2000 in an effort to broaden the opportunities for minority law students to be exposed to practice in a private law firm setting. The Association received awards for the program from both the New York State Bar Association (2002) and American Bar Association (2003). In the 13 years since the program’s inception, over 200 law students have received paid internship opportunities at law firms in the Capital Region. Many of the interns subsequently obtained full-time law firm employment and now are members of the Capital Region Bar. This semester, the Law Firms of Bond, Schoeneck & King; Carter, Conboy; Nixon Peabody; Whiteman Osterman and Wilson Elser have all welcomed students under the Diversity Internship Program. We applaud them for their dedication to the program and their commitment to hastening the day when the private practice bar in the Capital Region reflects the full diversity of the area’s population. The program is soliciting opportunities for law students for the Spring 2014 semester.
If your firm would like to consider providing an internship opportunity for minority law students, please contact Barbara Davis at the Albany County Bar Association or Jim Kelly at 464-1300, Ext. 312.