Ward and Smith is teaming up with the North Carolina Bar Association's Minorities in the Profession Committee again.
We're proud sponsors of the Committee's Networking Social and 1L Sumer Associate Program Reception on Friday, June 29 in Cary. Back in April, the firm announced a partnership with MIP that lead to the hiring of first-year Campbell Law School student Justin Hill. Hill's hiring marked a shift for Ward and Smith's summer associate program as it historically focused on 2Ls only.
The invite-only reception, which will be hosted at Tribeca Tavern, aims to commemorate the expanding involvement and participation of minority attorneys, as well as to celebrate the students and employers who have been a part of and have facilitated this year's program. Members of this committee are dedicated to providing corporate and legal departments and law firms a conduit to recruit, interview and hire summer internship positions to North Carolina based 1L minority law students.
The MIP Committee strives to increase the presence of minorities in the legal profession. It does this through education and promotion. The committee facilitates networking and mentorships between law students and practicing attorneys, connects students with firms looking to hire summer associates, and encourages greater diversity through CLE sessions. Click here to find out more about NCBA's MIP committee.