February 3, 2021
They are among 11 individuals and five organizations that will be honored at a virtual event on March 25, 2021 for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at their firms and across the Carolinas.
The attorneys are leading a new firm initiative, entitled the Diverse Pipeline Outreach Program. Its goal is to increase diversity among law students and legal professionals by helping undergraduates fully understand the importance and opportunities of a career in law.
“The team at Nelson Mullins that developed this program is thankful for this recognition and we are excited to continue working with the students at our partner universities,” Slosson said.
“We are also thankful to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly for the platform to share our mission and expand our impact,” said Roberson.
Nelson Mullins is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Carolinas and Georgia to introduce students to the legal profession; spotlight various areas of specialization; provide prospective law students with a roadmap of the many practical steps necessary to becoming a lawyer; and outline the challenges and rewards of a legal education and career. A key feature of the program is a paid internship given to one student per participating school. The experience allows them to explore the profession in a firm office of their choice. The program’s first intern will be placed in the spring of 2021.
North Carolina Central University, an HBCU located in Durham, North Carolina, is the first school to participate in the Diverse Pipeline Outreach Program.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 850 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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