03.5.2018 | Firm News
Burr & Forman Hosts Atlanta Bar Association Minority and Diversity Clerkship Program Interviews
ATLANTA, February 28, 2018 – Burr & Forman LLP recently hosted the Atlanta Bar Association 2018 Minority and Diversity Clerkship Program interviews. The program, sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta law firms and the law schools at Emory University, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, John Marshall and Mercer University, was created to increase and integrate the number of minority and diverse attorneys practicing in Atlanta law firms by facilitating their placement in first-year summer clerkships.
The bar association works closely with Atlanta area law firms, corporate legal departments and Georgia’s five accredited law schools – The University of Georgia School of Law, Emory University School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Mercer University School of Law, and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School – to find either part-time or full-time clerkships for minority and diverse first-year law students. Although great strides have been made recently, the legal profession still struggles to attract diversity.
Burr & Forman is committed to improving diversity both within the firm and in the legal industry and is taking a proactive stance to attract a greater pool of talent into the legal profession, including hosting the minority and diversity clerkship interviews. Burr & Forman continues its commitment to creating a more diverse legal industry through scholarships, sponsorships and participation in job fairs and clerkship programs.
For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.