The Legal Aid Society welcomed 197 summer law interns and intern investigators from across the nation today during an orientation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Richard J. Davis, Chairman of the Board, welcomed the interns and discussed the Board and governance. Seymour W. James, Jr., the Attorney-in-Chief, provided an overview of the Society.
The Practice Heads: Tina Luongo, Chief Defender in the Criminal Defense Practice; Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice; and Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-in-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice, presented inspiring and encouraging remarks. Three Staff Attorneys represented caucuses of ALAA. They are Jared Trujillo, Staten Island CDP, representing the LGBTQ Caucus; Shoman Ward, Brooklyn JRP, representing ACLA Caucus; and Kwesi Dash, Brooklyn CDP, representing BALA Caucus. Bharati Narumanchi, Director of Recruitment, arranged the event. Also speaking were Femi Disu-Oakley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Scott Rosenberg, General Counsel; and Louis Sartori, Director of the Pro Bono Practice.
A highlight of the event came when Allan Fox, Chief Human Resources Officer, asked everyone to don a Legal Aid cap and take a group selfie.