Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is focused on promoting diversity and giving back to the community. On July 16 the firm hosted a field trip at its Newark office for students of the NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project's (NJ LEEP) Summer Law Institute. NJ LEEP helps urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern NJ. The Summer Law Institute is a five week criminal law course for rising ninth graders, taught by law students from Seton Hall University School of Law and other law schools. During their field trip approximately 40 students met with Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys from different practice areas, who described the nature of their work.From that information, the students prepared a deliverable document addressing their favorite practice areas, why they may want to work in that area, and skills needed to excel in that field.
The Summer Law Institute serves as an introductory course for students to become exposed to NJ LEEP.Upon finishing the summer session, students are encouraged to apply for NJ LEEP's four-year college-bound program.