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Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program


Program Overview
The Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the MCBA (through its Diversity Committee), the Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA), and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA). This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified first-year law students from historically under-represented groups within the legal profession, including racial and ethnic minorities, to work in paid positions with Rochester area law firms and other legal employers.

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2014 Clerkship Application

Minority Clerkship Program Making Inroads
as printed in the Democrat & Chronicle.

Summer Class 2014:

Student                           Summer Position                                Law School

Jessica Diaz                     Underberg & Kessler                          Buffalo Law

Sarah Draper                   Littler Mendelson                              Buffalo Law

Evan Glover                     Hiscock & Barclay                          George Washington Univ.

Jean Pierre Ninteretse     The Wolford Law Firm                         Buffalo Law    

Jonathon Ling                 PathStone Corporation                       Buffalo Law

Jessica Maslyn                Xerox Corporation                              Buffalo Law

Brittany Maxon               Legal Aid Society                                Buffalo Law

Brianna McRae               Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy             Duke University Law

Anaiss Rijo                     Woods Oviatt Gilman/ RCSD Law Dept   Buffalo Law

Stephanie Rivas              LeclairRyan/Federal P.D Office              Buffalo Law

Merrick Sadler                Harter Secrest & Emery                         Buffalo Law

M. Ibrahim Tariq             Harris Beach                                        Buffalo Law

Emily Wang                    Nixon Peabody                                     Columbia Law


2014 Participating Employer Firms to Date:

Federal Public Defender’s Office, WDNY
Harris Beach PLLC
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Hiscock & Barclay LLP
LeClairRyan
Legal Aid Society of Rochester New York
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Nixon Peabody LLP
Pathstone
Rochester City School District Law Dept
Underberg & Kessler LLP
Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP
The Wolford Law Firm
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP



Click here for photos from the 2013 Welcome Reception

Legal Clerkship Slide Show
Share some of the experiences of past Summer Classes of the Monroe County Bar Association Legal Diversity Clerkship, Co-Sponsored with the Rochester Black Bar Association & the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

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