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January 2018

Fellows Program Applications

January 18, 2018

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION January 18: Deadline for Applications The PDLG Fellows Program is open to any first-year law student who has overcome substantial obstacles in the pursuit of a legal career or comes from a disadvantaged background or one that is underrepresented in the profession. All candidates need to have a genuine interest in establishing a legal career in the Philadelphia area. Additional criteria include academic record; leadership; oral and written communication, research, analytical and organizational skills; sensitivity to professional ethical…

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February 2018

2018 Fellows Program Interview Day

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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PDLG level interviews will be held with candidates for the 2018 PDLG Fellows Program. Interviews are by invitation only.

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March 2018

PDLG Fellows Program Writing Seminar

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
DLA Piper, 1650 Market Street, Suite 4900
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Writing Seminar for PDLG Fellows and other diverse 1Ls with summer positions at PDLG member organizations. Invitation only. Contact: Lois Kimbol          

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April 2018

PDLG Board of Directors Meeting

April 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
DLA Piper, 1650 Market Street, Suite 4900
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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April PDLG Board of Directors meeting Contact Name: Raymond Williams, Esq.

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PDLG New Associates Dinner Seminar

April 18, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Blank Rome, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St.
Phildelphia, PA 19103 United States
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The first in a series of panels and round-table discussions designed to help new associates survive and thrive in their first years of practice. This event is for all diverse first-year associates in PDLG member firms.

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November 2018

2018 PDLG Symposium: Diversity in the First Chair

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Union League, 140 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Diversity in the First Chair is a symposium focusing on the importance of having more women and diverse lawyers as first chairs in the courtroom and the boardroom. The plenary sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include sessions on the view from the bench, from in-house counsel and from male attorneys and their female or diverse mentees. The symposium will conclude with lunch and a presentation by the Honorable Shira Scheindlin, Retired, US District Court of NY. Contact:…

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February 2019

Law Firms as Businesses: How that Affects Assoicates

February 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, 1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Diverse first and second year associates at PDLG member law firms heard a presentation by James Brogan, Esq. of DLA Piper on how law firms work as businesses and the different ways that impacts assoicates including profitability, assignments (billable hour limits, can you say no, etc.), evalutaions and value. The dinner that followed was an opportunity to meet and talk in small groups with associates from other firm about this topics and others of interest.

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August 2019

PDLG Law School Bootcamp

August 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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A Taste of Law School PDLG 2019 1L Boot Camp August 5-8   As part of its mission to increase the diversity of the Philadelphia legal community, the PDLG is pleased to announce its 2019 Law School Boot Camp. PDLG Boot Camp offers a taste of the law school experience (including classes in 1L subjects) for students entering their 1L year. It is designed especially for incoming students who may not have substantial direct or detailed knowledge about the law…

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November 2019

DC Diversity Consortium Diversity Job Fair

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American University Tenleytown Campus, 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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https://www.dcdiversityconsortium.com The PDLG again this year will participate in the DC Diversity Consortium's annual 1L Diveristy Job Fair for students at GW Law, Georgetown Law, Howard Law and American Univerisity Washington School of Law. PDLG representatives will be avaialble to talk with interested students about the PDLG Fellows Program through which diverse students can obtain jobs in Philadelphia with PDLG member law firms and law departments for the summer after their 1L year. Contact: Lois Kimbol

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