Starting this fall, Albany Law School will partner with 14 attorneys from Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, to launch the Diversity Mentor Program, in which law students will be matched with practicing attorneys to gain inside knowledge of specific legal fields, discuss career paths and seek out networking opportunities as the students begin the process of entering the job market in a law firm setting.
Led by Albany Law School Director of Diversity Affairs Pershia Wilkins and Hiscock & Barclay Partner Lawrence Zimmerman, who is also the diversity partner at his firm’s Albany office, this Diversity Mentor Program will pair diversity students with attorneys for three-month periods during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.
“We are very excited about this new program and this opportunity to interact with diversity students from Albany Law School,” said Zimmerman. “We see this as a long term project that both our attorneys and the students will come to thoroughly enjoy and benefit from.”
Fourteen attorneys, including seven Albany Law School alumni, are expected to participate in the program’s first term, which will kick off with an orientation and reception at Hiscock & Barclay’s Albany offices in late August.
Click here for the fall 2011 Hiscock & Barclay Diversity Mentor Program application form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hiscock & Barclay, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service 200-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York state, as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.