Carlton Fields selects Stetson Law students for diversity fellowship

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Gulfport, Fla. – Carlton Fields, P.A. has chosen Stetson University College of Law students Emy Mondesir and Patice Holland to receive this year’s Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship.

Mondesir and Holland will serve as fellows in the fall and spring semesters, respectively, and both will work approximately 200 hours each at Carlton Fields, providing pro bono counseling and assistance on various legal projects within the renowned law firm.

“We are delighted that Emy and Patice will be joining Carlton Fields as the next fellows,” said Carlton Fields partner Robert Biasotti. “By providing an opportunity to experience large firm practice, this fellowship is good for the student, the school, our firm, and equally as important, our community.”

The fellowship is designed to provide students who have faced socioeconomic or cultural barriers to legal education with access to a successful, large-firm practice. Carlton Fields shareholder and 1996 Stetson Law alum Robert Biasotti helped to create the fellowship for students.

“The Carlton Fields Diversity Fellowship Program is providing opportunities for law students who have faced social and economic obstacles in pursuit of their legal education,” said Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson.

The program is designed for any students interested in serving as fellows within the firm who have faced socio-economic challenges, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status. As part of a competitive selection process, students were asked to demonstrate their unique struggle in an essay.

Established in Tampa, Fla., in 1901, Carlton Fields offers a full range of legal services in more than 30 areas of law, maintaining offices in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit the law firm on the web at