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NALP/Street Law Program

Asha Echeverria, Beth A. Smith, Charles E. Miller, Daniel J. Murphy, Jaimie P. Schwartz, Joan M. Fortin, Katherine R. Knox, Kelsey Wilcox Libby, Mary Costigan, Shoshana Cook Mueller, Will Hueske

Willette Elder is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Business Law Practice Group. She coordinated the 2014 NALP/Street Law event for the firm along with the University of Maine School of Law. NALP/Street Law is a legal diversity pipeline program that connects law firms with diverse groups of high school students, with the goal of teaching them about the law all while supporting them in the pursuit of legal careers. Elder was interviewed by local media regarding the event and the firm’s participation for the third consecutive year.

Participating Attorneys:
Mary Costigan
Asha Echeverria
Joan Fortin
Will Hueske
Kate Knox
Charlie Miller
Shana Cook Mueller
Dan Murphy
Jaimie Schwartz
Beth Smith
Kelsey Wilcox

Click here to read Portland Press Herald “‘Street Law’ students consider legal careers.”

Click here for a photo gallery and click here to read Bangor Daily News “‘I thought they were scary people’: Portland program aims to increase youth interest, diversity in legal professions.”

Click here to read and click here to listen to MBPN “UMaine Law School Seeks to Close ‘Diversity Gap.'”

 

Willette Elder welcomes students from Casco Bay High School

Willette Elder welcomes students from Casco Bay High School

Casco Bay High School students with attorney teachers Kelsey Wilcox & Willette Elder

Casco Bay High School students with Kelsey Wilcox & Willette Elder

Joan Fortin guides students in breakout workshop

Joan Fortin guides students in breakout workshop