PALS Summer Reception & Panel Discussion: Thriving as a Summer Associate or Intern of Color, May 27

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Panel: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Networking  & Cocktail Reception: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Mayer Brown
1221 Avenue of the Americas  (49th and 6th  – The McGraw Hill Building)

The PALS Thriving as a Summer Associate or Intern of Color Panel will provide students with career development tips to maximize their summer experience.  In addition to best practices for doing excellent work, panelists will discuss handling mid-summer evaluations, proper methods of obtaining feedback and developing relationships that will last beyond the summer.

The reception following the panel is open to all attorneys and law students. We invite all practicing attorneys to join us, meet our students and catch-up with old friends. In particular, we encourage attorney mentors and student mentees paired through PALS to attend this event together.


Sean Fairweather
Managing Counsel
The Bank of New York Mellon

Erin Gladney
Mayer Brown LLP

Ronald Sarubbi
Perkins Coie LLP  

Additional Panelists To Be Announced


Christian Elloie
Assistant General Counsel
Deloitte LLP

RSVP Today!  
Registration will close on Friday, May 22nd

PALS Mission Statement:

PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.

PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities in the Legal Profession Since 1984

Credit Suisse 2014 PALS Summer Associate Program

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The application period is now OPEN for the Credit Suisse 2014 PALS Summer Associate Program and will conclude on Friday, January 10, 2014    

The Credit Suisse General Counsel Division offers a paid 10 week Summer Associate program geared toward law students who have completed their first year of law school and are interested in gaining “in-house” exposure within the Financial Services Industry.  Credit Suisse is interested in recruiting students from PALS.   

This program is being offered through the Credit Suisse General Counsel Americas Diversity Committee, which seeks to promote diversity among legal and compliance professionals. Credit Suisse seeks to hire applicants with a diverse range of geographic, socio-economic, and experience backgrounds. 

To learn more about this amazing program please click on
APPLICATION  for further information. The application period is now OPEN and will conclude on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:59 pmApplications will be reviewed and decided on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply early. 

Should you have any questions regarding the fellowship, please email the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Brown Donaldson, Esq. at

For further information on PALS, visit our website at

News from NAPABA: Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship

During the summer of 2014, many Perkins Coie offices will offer a 1L Diversity Fellowship to students who have completed one year of law school. These fellowships provide students with a paid summer associate position and a $7,500 academic scholarship that is paid at the completion of the summer program.

More information on participating offices, eligibility, and application deadlines can be found at this link: