Ward and Smith Welcomes Five Summer Associates for 2021

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We welcome five new and returning faces as part of the firm's 2021 Summer Associate Program.

Meet the 2021 Summer Associates: 

Alex Ferri Dakota Lipscombe

Alex Ferri
Wake Forest University School of Law (2L)

Dakota Lipscombe
University of North Carolina School of Law (2L)

Avery Locklear  Zach Marks  Genesis Torres 

Avery Locklear
University of North Carolina
School of Law (2L)

Zach Marks
        University of North Carolina       
School of Law (2L)

Genesis Torres
Campbell University
School of Law (1L)

The 2021 Summer Associate Program marks a return to normal for the firm's annual hands-on legal internship. Last year, Ward and Smith condensed its normal six-week program and held training virtually for safety reasons due to the pandemic.

"We are excited to once again be able to host this year's program in-person," stated Devon Williams, Ward and Smith's Co-Managing Director. "We look forward to working with all of the summer associates and providing them with meaningful work, learning opportunities, and network experiences that will help them grow into the attorneys our clients and communities need."

The summer associates will spend the next six weeks immersed in the legal experience by working on actual client matters, completing research projects, working with seasoned mentors, producing legal analysis, and participating in depositions and hearings. Additionally, program participants will serve from each of the firm's five offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Ward and Smith's 2021 Summer Associates Program runs from May 17 through June 25.

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