Baton Rouge, LA (March 6, 2014) – National law firm McGlinchey Stafford announced today that it has awarded Mahogane D. Reed the 2014 1L Diversity Fellowship, a distinguished honor given each year to a first year law student. The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship represents the firm’s active commitment to a diverse workplace and the inclusion and retention of talented professionals.
Ms. Reed was chosen for this prestigious honor because of her high academic honors and her dedication to the law. She is currently attending law school at Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Public Interest Law Society. She is also a Faculty Scholarship recipient and participated in the Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Reed has worked as a legal advocate with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. While in college at Louisiana State University, Ms. Reed was on the Dean’s list, was a National Black Scholar and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The 2014 Diversity Fellowship includes a six week paid summer associate position in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, a $5,000 scholarship and formal mentoring by McGlinchey Stafford attorneys throughout the recipient’s law school career. As the 2014 Diversity Fellow, Ms. Reed will also participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Retreat, which brings together diverse law students from around the country to learn about interview skills, transitioning from law school into practice, the state of diversity in the legal profession and the value of networking, to build relationships among one another and to meet and interact with general counsel and managing partners of the LCLD member organizations nationwide.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mahogane as this year’s Diversity Scholar,” said Mindy Brickman Chief Diversity Officer, McGlinchey Stafford. “We are excited to mentor and support her as she progresses in her legal career.”
The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship represents the firm’s long-term commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and to promoting diversity within the legal profession. From the firm’s inception, McGlinchey Stafford has challenged the status quo and earned a reputation as a progressive, merit-based business that rewards individual achievement and potential. The firm’s commitment to diversity is reflected in McGlinchey Stafford’s work as a founding member of the LCLD and as an active supporter of the National Bar Association and Association of Women Attorneys, among other organizations. The McGlinchey Stafford 1L Diversity Fellowship is simply one aspect of the firm’s commitment to attracting, developing and promoting diverse attorneys and starts at the beginning of a lawyer’s career—the first year of law school.
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