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Attorney-Student Diversity Social Successful

Attorney-Student Diversity Social Successful

Attorneys Shamieka Rhinehart and Tawanda Foster, from left, visit with Tamikiyo Watters, a second-year student at NCCU School of Law.

The Minorities in the Profession Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association held its third annual Attorney-Student Diversity Social on Sept. 22 in Durham at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, which sponsored the event.

The social provided law students with an opportunity to meet practicing attorneys and begin developing professional networking and mentoring opportunities with those attorneys.

Underscoring the theme of networking and mentoring was the fact that the event’s 70 attendees were almost evenly divided between attorneys and law students, who hailed from five of North Carolina’s seven law schools. With 40 law students and 30 attorneys in attendance, the students benefitted from several one-on-one exchanges with the participating attorneys.

“This social was a resounding success,” proclaimed Sharita Whitaker of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan in Raleigh, chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee.

“I would like to thank you for the experience of meeting attorneys in the area,” added Jackelyn “Niky” Wooding-Haynes, a third-year student at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. “It was definitely a fun networking experience, and I look forward to the next event in January!”