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Pathways to the Legal Profession: Navigating and Excelling at a Law Firm
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pathways to the Legal Profession:
Navigating and Excelling at a Law Firm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
12:15 – 1:45 P.M.
The program is sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center in collaboration with the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, as well as Albany Law School’s: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and the
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
The program will provide students with advice and tips for achieving success while working for a law firm. Participants can expect to hear practical tips for finding and applying to law firms for summer associate and post-graduate positions as well as guidance on how to
succeed as a summer associate and beyond.
The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission educates and advises decision makers in the New York Court System on issues affecting both employees and litigants of color and implements recommendations
developed to address these issues.
The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission is named in honor of the distinguished attorney and civil rights leader, Franklin H. Williams. In 1988, Chief Judge Sol Wachtler appointed Mr. Williams chair of the then New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities responsible for conducting extensive research on the perception and treatment of persons of color in the court system. In 1991, the Commission released a detailed report of findings and recommendations. In that same year, the Commission was established as a permanent entity charged with the responsibility for developing programs to improve the perception of fairness within the court system and to ensure equal justice in New York State. The Commission is chaired by Hon. Troy K. Webber, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department. The members of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission are judges, lawyers and court administrators all appointed by the Chief Judge of the State of New York.
The Williams Commission has been at the forefront in addressing systemic racism and bias in the New York State Courts and creating pipelines to the legal profession and the judiciary. The Williams Commission is committed to creating a more diverse law school community and legal
profession and to increasing the percentage of underrepresented
lawyers of color in New York State.