High School Summer Law Intern Program Sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association
 
Who: Current Shelby County Schools Minority Sophomores and Juniors
 
What: 2018 High School Summer Law Intern Program
 
When: June 4, 2018 – June 29, 2018
 
Why: The High School Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) seeks to develop and nurture an interest in the legal profession among young people from underrepresented groups, with long-term goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession.
 
Qualifications:
To be considered for a 2018 SLIP internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a minority high school student in good standing 
  • Begin junior or senior year of high school in August, 2018
  • Reside in, and attend school in Shelby County
  • Never previously accepted into SLIP
 
Selection Criteria:
Members of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA) Summer Law Intern Program Committee will judge applicants on the following criteria:
 
  • Interest in law as a future career 
  • School and community activities and/or employment history
  • Oral presentation skills (e.g., group interviews)
  • Writing skills (e.g. Statement of interest)

If interested, please click HERE for the application.

For the past 8 years, the Memphis Bar Association has sponsored the Summer Law Intern Program, which seeks to develop and nurture an interest in the legal profession among young people from underrepresented groups.  Students accepted into the program will be placed in law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies and are required to work a total of 60 hours during the four-week period from June 126, 2015.  Upon successful completion of the internship, they will receive  $500 stipend during a graduation ceremony to be held in early July.

 

Interns must be minority high school students in good standing who will begin their junior or senior year of high school in August of 2015 and must be legal residents of and attend school in Shelby County.   Applicants previously accepted into the program are not eligible.

 

Attached is the application for the 2015 program; applications may also be downloaded from the MBA’s website, www.memphisbar.org.  The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27th.

 

I would ask that you “spread the word” about this program to qualified students who may be interested.  If you have any questions, please contact me at (901) 271-0660 ormlynes@memphisbar.org.

 

 

Mary L. Lynes, Advertising Sales and Events Director

Memphis Bar Association/145 Court Ave., 301/Memphis, TN  38103

(901) 271-0660

 

Free Legal Clinic – Saturday, September 20th, 10a-1p

Volunteer attorneys and paralegals will be at:

Hickory Ridge Towne Centre | 6075 Winchester RD, Memphis, TN 38115

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

*Bring with you any papers that deal with your problem.

Do you, a loved one or friend have a legal question or problem you want to ask an attorney?  If so, this is your opportunity to talk with an attorney to get some answers!  A lawyer will talk with you and try to give you an answer. They may only have 10-15 minutes to talk. The lawyer won’t be able to take your case. They won’t be able to go to court with you.

THE CLINIC WILL STOP TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT 12:30 PM SO PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE THEN TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR PROBLEM.

This program is a joint project of the Memphis Bar Association to Justice Committee, Memphis Area Legal Services and the Tennessee Bar Association TBALL class. All attorneys and paralegals are volunteers. For additional information you can contact Linda Warren Seely at 255-3417.

P.O. Box 753426, Memphis, TN 38175, (901) 844-3926 | hickoryhillcrc.org