(COLUMBIA, S.C.)—The Columbia office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP will hold Life in a Law Firm on February 2, an educational program for minority law students to learn first-hand about the journey from law school to practicing law. This year will mark the seventh year Parker Poe has hosted this initiative.
“Our goal is to expose the students to different pathways in the legal profession and provide perspective on what it’s like to practice law on a day-to-day basis,” said Sidney Evering, Parker Poe’s Director of Diversity. “We've received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students who have participated in the past and we really look forward to hosting the program again this year.”
Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee created this program in 2007 as a unique way to provide resources and guidance to students who will soon be entering the legal profession. During the five-hour program, students will interact with attorneys from various practice areas including business law, employment, government, health care, litigation, public finance and real estate.
Sessions will be facilitated around the following topics:
- Different Pathways to Practice
- The Distinctions Between a Litigation Practice and a Transactional Practice
- Professionalism and Networking Skills
- Tips for Finding and Keeping a Job in a Tough Economy
In addition to the sessions, students will practice interviewing skills and gain one-on-one feedback from attorneys in mock interviews.
Participating students represent the two law schools in South Carolina – University of South Carolina School of Law and Charleston School of Law, in addition to students that travel from the Charlotte School of Law. Approximately 40 students are expected to attend this year’s program in Columbia.
North Carolina law students will have the opportunity to participate in the program February 23 at Parker Poe’s Raleigh office.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.