December 13- Carlton Fields establishes diversity fellowship at Stetson Law
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Gulfport, Fla. – Carlton Fields, P.A. has selected third-year Stetson University College of Law student Gregory Redmon as the first recipient of the Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship Program at Stetson Law.
The program is designed to provide access to large-firm practice for one student each academic semester that has experienced socioeconomic or cultural barriers to legal education. Redmon will work about 200 hours during the spring semester with the nationally renowned law firm and receive a $5,000 stipend.
“The program will provide our students with invaluable experience and the opportunity to develop relationships with the firm and its members,” said Dean Darby Dickerson.
The student’s work is expected to be split between pro bono clients and other clients of the firm.
“I view the Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship as a tremendous opportunity for me to learn and grow professionally from exposure to a venerable and forward-thinking law firm,” Redmon said. “My goal is to confirm the best hopes that Carlton Fields has for the future of its diversity program at Stetson University College of Law, and other law schools throughout the nation. During my fellowship, I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence for which Stetson students are known.”
The program is designed for students, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status, who have faced challenges and are interested in serving as a fellow with the firm.
The Diversity Committee at Carlton Fields made the selection with the assistance of Stetson’s Office of Career Services, who created a committee to narrow the selection to a list of three to five candidates. Students were asked to demonstrate, in the form of a 500-word essay, that they have experienced socioeconomic or cultural barriers during their pursuit of a legal education.
Located in major business centers in Florida and the Southeast, Carlton Fields offers a full range of legal services in more than 30 areas of law. Established in Tampa, Fla., in 1901, the firm maintains offices in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Additional information is available on the firm’s web site located at www.carltonfields.com.
Post date: Dec. 13, 2004
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