National law firm McGlinchey
Stafford announced today that it has awarded Mahogane D. Reed the
2014 1L Diversity Fellowship, a distinguished honor given each year to a
first year law student. The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship
represents the firm's active commitment to a diverse workplace and the
inclusion and retention of talented professionals.
Ms. Reed was chosen for this prestigious honor because of her high
academic honors and her dedication to the law. She is currently
attending law school at Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she is a member
of the Black Law Student Association and the Public Interest Law
Society. She is also a Faculty Scholarship recipient and participated in
the Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Reed has worked as a legal advocate
with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. While in college at Louisiana
State University, Ms. Reed was on the Dean's list, was a National Black
Scholar and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six week paid summer associate
position in the firm's Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship and
formal mentring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the
recipient's law school career. As the 2014 Diversity Fellow, Ms. Reed
will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
(LCLD) Scholars Retreat, which brings together diverse law students from
around the country to learn about interview skills, transitioning from
law school into practice, the state of diversity in the legal profession
and the value of networking, to build relationships among one another
and to meet and interact with general counsel and managing partners of
the LCLD member organizations nationwide.
"We are thrilled to welcome Mahogane as this year's Diversity Scholar,"
Brickman Chief Diversity Officer, McGlinchey Stafford. "We are
excited to mentor and support her as she progresses in her legal career."
The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship represents the firm's
long-term commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive
workplace and to promoting diversity within the legal profession. From
the firm's inception, McGlinchey Stafford has challenged the status quo
and earned a reputation as a progressive, merit-based business that
rewards individual achievement and potential. The firm's commitment to
diversity is reflected in McGlinchey Stafford's work as a founding
member of the LCLD and as an active supporter of the National Bar
Association and Association of Women Attorneys, among other
organizations. The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship is simply
one aspect of the firm's commitment to attracting, developing and
promoting diverse attorneys and starts at the beginning of a lawyer's
career-the first year of law school.
About McGlinchey Stafford
McGlinchey Stafford is a full-service law firm providing innovative
legal counsel to business clients nationwide. Guiding clients wherever
business and law intersect, McGlinchey Stafford's 180 attorneys are
based in eleven offices in California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
New York, Ohio and Texas. For more information, visit www.mcglinchey.com.
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