Burns White Participates in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program

May 1, 2024 | News

Burns White LLC is pleased to announce its participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program. As a first-year law student, Nadira Anderson will work side-by-side with Burns White attorneys and in-house counsel in the legal department of a New Jersey-based Fortune 500 company to build her professional skills during the summer program.

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program is designed to provide first-year law students from diverse backgrounds with career development and relationship-building opportunities throughout their 1L summer. Program participants are offered the unique opportunity to learn from current attorneys and experts about how to maximize their experience with LCLD Member organizations. The program also encourages LCLD Member law firms and corporations to form 1L Scholars Partnerships and share their summer interns, giving Scholars the benefit of both perspectives.

“We are excited to be a part of the LCLD Scholars Program initiative, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to fostering diverse talent in the legal profession,” said Mary-Jo Rebelo, Burns White CEO. “We look forward to welcoming Ms. Anderson to our team and providing her with a supportive environment to learn, grow, and succeed.”

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have pledged themselves, through our Leaders at the Front initiative and other means, to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Our action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in our institutions, we work to promote inclusiveness in our organizations, our circles of influence, and our society, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.