Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program
Winston`s lawyers and staff are also active in charitable and charitable activities, holding leadership positions with organizations such as the NALP Foundation and Reading Between the Lines, and working for nonprofits such as Everybody Wins and Martha`s Table. What types of training programs are offered to summer employees? Summer Associates participate in our Winston University Development System during their time at the firm. Winston University includes summer training programs for associates to negotiate deals, develop an IPO, file and plead a case in a show trial. Summer partners gain invaluable professional development opportunities by networking and collaborating with some of the best lawyers in the country. Our dynamic talent development team ensures summer employees have the resources they need to perform at their best. Please visit the Learning and Development page for more information about the University of Winston. As part of the program, law students work alongside our outstanding lawyers specializing in capital markets and securities transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other matters, as well as litigators who have extensive experience as first chair in sensitive and high-profile cases across the country. Program participants will also experience the city through a variety of social and civic activities, including a visit to the Cowboys Stadium, a cooking contest, a quiz night, and volunteering at Stewpot. Marshall Gerstein`s involvement with LCLD is generating interest and momentum, not only among partners and employees, but also among customers and potential recruits.
An important facet of this effort has been the firm`s participation in LCLD`s 1L Scholars program, which offers scholarships and summer associate positions at participating companies to various law students, as well as in-house experience with clients of these participating firms. What is the company`s feedback and review process for summer employees? Summer employees receive feedback throughout the summer from partners and collaborators with whom they work on projects. The summer committee also conducts a formal review in mid-summer, and summer staff receive a final review at the end of the program. Does Winston allow split summers? We strongly encourage summer employees to choose a Winston office to take full advantage of all planned activities. The exceptions are our office programs in Dallas and Houston, which are structured to meet split summer demands. Visit our North America Associate Summer Program page for more details. This gives articling students the opportunity to learn about a wide range of practical areas and the expertise required for them. In an exciting and dynamic environment, we dedicate ourselves to our articling program for law students and accept applications throughout the year. Each U.S. office has its own Summer Associate Program.
Our company-wide NALP form can be found here. Click on your desktop(s) of interest for more information. 1L Fellows can click here for a list of other diversity and inclusion opportunities available throughout the year. JRC-JTB Summer Internship Diversity Project The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the annual Diversity Research Summer Internship Project (“SJID Project”). The goal of the SJID project is to provide summer internships in the offices of federal and state appellate judges, federal district judges, and federal bankruptcy judges, and magistrates to highly qualified law students with socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds who are underrepresented in the legal profession. The SJID project is national in scope and aims to place approximately 100 law students as judicial articling students across the country. For more information, see Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project – JTBApplication Deadline – Sunday, January 9, 2022 New Hampshire 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program The New Hampshire legal community is pleased to announce a new initiative for 1L law students with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Five of the state`s leading law firms are each offering a ten-week paid summer partner position in the summer of 2022.
The companies will partner with the University of New Hampshire`s Franklin Pierce School of Law to offer their participating students joint programs throughout the summer designed to introduce participants to life in the Granite State. Each of the firms will provide students who have completed a year of law school with meaningful law firm experience and contribute to the efforts of New Hampshire law firms and the legal community for diversity, equity and inclusion. Which law firms are participating? The law firms of McLane Middleton, Nixon Peabody, Orr & Reno, Sheehan Phinney and Sulloway & Hollis will each participate in this first year of the program. For more information, visit NH 1L Summer Associate Diversity Program (nhdiversity1lprogram.com)Application deadline – Friday, January 14, 2022 In Chambers` 2022 Partner Satisfaction Survey, Winston ranked in the top 25 of all law firms for career development and diversity, equity and inclusion, and ranked in the top 50 for employee satisfaction, retention, quality of life and volunteering. Please see our Chambers Associate “Inside View” profile to learn more about working at Winston. Are there pro bono opportunities for summer employees? Summer Associates are encouraged to participate in Winston`s extensive pro bono activities, allowing you to meet critical community needs while gaining valuable legal experience. Our Pro Bono Scholarship offers a $10,000 scholarship to new staff members who provide 300 hours of pro bono legal advice during the summer following graduation from law school. Please visit our Work/Life @ Winston page for more information.
The 1L LCLD Scholars program was launched in 2011 and has already put hundreds of young lawyers on the path to leadership at law school and beyond. We believe our relatively small but rapidly growing London office offers something really different. Our articling students are called upon to do real legal work from day one, interact directly with clients and contribute to all aspects of the firm`s life. We rely on our interns to complete complex cross-border transactions on time and within budget, and to win high-value, high-engagement litigation for our clients. Summer associates are encouraged to participate in Winston`s many pro bono activities. Our Pro Bono Scholarship offers a $10,000 scholarship to new staff members who provide 300 hours of pro bono legal advice during the summer after graduation from law degree and prior to their official firm start date. The Winston Diversity Scholarship Program has provided over $1 million to various law students since 2004. Fellows participate in our Associate Summer Program and receive $25,000 to offset the cost of their legal education.
To learn more, click here. Marshall Gerstein`s lawyers are also active in LCLD`s Fellows and Pathfinders programs. The Fellow program is designed for a variety of promising mid-career lawyers with LCLD member organizations. The goal of this program is to provide fellows with professional and personal development opportunities, leadership training, and relationship building opportunities.