Two are Recipients of Firm’s Diversity Scholarship Awards
Tampa, Fla. – June 9, 2014 – Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to welcome its 2014 Summer Associate Class. Thirteen law students from eight different law schools will focus on providing top notch legal service to clients, developing their legal skills, and fostering a sense of teamwork. Additionally, two of the 13 summer associates are recipients of the Carlton Fields Jorden Burt annual Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Diversity Scholarship award program as noted below.
Carlton Fields Summer Associate Class of 2014 (By Office)
Brendan Gooley – University of Connecticut School of Law
Sean N. Johnson – University of Virginia School of Law
Diversity Scholarship Recipient
L. Vanessa Lopez – Emory University School of Law
Jeffrey Rood – Duke University School of Law
Nicole Sandler – Emory University School of Law
Jordan Allyn Ziegler – University of Florida Levin College of Law
W. Greg Gaught – Duke University School of Law
Darnesha K. Carter – Stetson University College of Law
Erin J. Hoyle – Stetson University College of Law
Matthew J. Tyson – Duke University School of Law
Dorielle Obanor – Columbia Law School
Diversity Scholarship Recipient
Joshua S. Wirth – University of Miami School of Law
West Palm Beach
Ashley D. Williams – University of Virginia
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Summer Associate program provides its class with a realistic view of life as an attorney at the firm and exposes them to as many different practice areas and lawyers as possible. Summer associates have the opportunity to meet with firm clients and observe and participate in all aspects of the firm’s practices, whether in the office, at the closing table or in the courtroom.There are also opportunities for involvement in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, by participating in programs with local legal aid societies and participating with attorneys in Bar, civic and community activities.
As part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt sponsors the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Diversity Scholarships to two qualifying first-year law students. Named in honor of the firm’s late chair emeritus, Wm. Reece Smith Jr., each scholarship recipient receives a paid position in the firm’s summer associate program and a $5,000 scholarship. This year, Obanor and Johnson were selected for the scholarship based on their diverse backgrounds (including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities), high levels of performance and achievement, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and good standing as a first-year law student at an American Bar Association-accredited law school.
About Carlton Fields Jorden Burt: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has more than 370 attorneys and government consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its litigation practice, including class action defense, national trial practice, white collar representation, and high stakes appeals, and for handling sophisticated business transactions, corporate counseling, and regulatory practice for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.CFJBLaw.com.