Proskauer Partners With Organization To Aid Minority Law Students

Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose LLP has partnered with Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) to launch Campaign for PALS, an initiative designed to strategically grow and expand the services of the 22-year-old organization dedicated to mentoring and guiding minority law students and young attorneys in the New York City metropolitan area.

Proskauer Rose has committed the first leadership gift to Campaign for PALS, which will allow the organization to grow its administrative capacity, enhance its visibility through branding and marketing outreach and strengthen its fundraising capacity. These activities will in turn increase the organization's ability to provide direct services to minority law students and attorneys as they enter the legal pipeline.

"Proskauer is proud to be part of PALS' efforts to enhance the skills and careers of minority law students and early-career attorneys," said Janice K. Smith, partner in the firm's Corporate Department and Vice Chair of PALS' Board of Directors. "Diversity is one of the most critical issues facing the legal profession and one of Proskauer's most important strategic goals. Our partnership with PALS and this Campaign is a significant step in meeting the challenge and addressing the professional development needs of aspiring minority attorneys."

Founded in 1984, PALS offers resources and customized mentoring, educational, professional development and networking programs and opportunities to augment the law school and training of minority law students and beginning lawyers.

For more information about PALS, visit www.palsprogram. org.