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McGlinchey Stafford Awards Diversity Fellowship to First-Year Law StudentRead Time: 1 min
New Orleans, LA (May 12, 2010) – National law firm McGlinchey Stafford PLLC announced today that it has awarded Diamond Paten the Diversity Fellowship Award, a distinguished honor given to one first year law student each year.
The McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship Program represents the firm’s active commitment to a diverse workplace and the inclusion and retention of talented professionals. This year the program received more than 30 applicants and the firm selected Ms. Paten because of her proven leadership skills and excellent academic credentials.
“We are thrilled to welcome such an exceptional candidate as our McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellow,” said Eric Simonson.
About the McGlinchey Stafford Diversity Fellowship Program
Our Diversity Fellowship Program is a comprehensive scholarship and employment initiative. This program invests in the future success of an outstanding first-year law student from a diverse background.
The dynamic, multiple benefit program represents our firm’s belief that varying backgrounds and experiences enhance our firm’s culture and add value to the legal services we provide. An important component of the firm’s recruiting and diversity programs, this initiative supports our long-term recruitment goals and diversity vision, while aligning with McGlinchey Stafford’s wider commitment to promote diversity within the legal profession.
About the 2010 Diversity Fellowship Award
The award consists of:
A $5,000 scholarship to assist with the costs of books, tuition or other law school expenses, to be distributed the fall semester of the recipient’s second year of law school.
Summer Associate Position
During the summer between the first and second year of law school, each recipient will receive a paid summer associate position. Award recipients will also be considered for a position in the summer following his/her second year of law school.
Formal and informal mentoring by McGlinchey attorneys, during and after our Summer Associate Program, is an ongoing career development component of the award.