Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller shareholders Wendy Beetlestone and Michele D. Hangley recently participated in the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP 2013) Orientation at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. JIOP, a program of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, works to improve the diversity of the profession by placing minority and economically disadvantaged law students in internships with federal and state judges.
Hangley, who currently serves as Regional Co-Chair of JIOP, moderated the program, while Beetlestone spoke to interns about the benefits of joining bar associations and foundations. Other speakers included several judges and local attorneys.
About the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program:
The ABA Section of Litigation’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program provides opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT.