ATLANTA (July 1, 2009) – Recent reports have confirmed that the number of African-Americans and
Hispanics applying to our nation's law schools has declined significantly over the last decade. Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, realizes unless we do something to help reverse this trend, the legal profession will continue to lack diversity and will suffer as a result. As part of its commitment to diversity, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, partnered with the Gate City Bar Association and hosted one of its 26 high school interns participating in the 2009 Justice Robert Benham Law Camp.
The Law Camp is a three-week program designed to expose minority high school students in the Atlanta area to the field of law. Our Law Camp intern this year was Hope Slaughter. Ms. Slaughter is a rising 11th grade student at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia. While interning at the Swift Currie from June 22 through June 26, 2009, Hope was given a glimpse into our world of court hearings, mediations and depositions. We were honored to have Hope Slaughter at our firm this summer and we look forward to one day welcoming her into the legal profession.
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About Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Based on more than 50 years of representing clients in Georgia and throughout the country, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, has evolved into a law firm capable of handling all areas of civil law and litigation. With more than 85 attorneys, Swift Currie possesses the resources and abilities to tackle the most complex legal problems, while at the same time, providing its clients with individualized, prompt and cost-effective service. Our law firm has a wealth of experience across numerous practice areas and our depth of legal talent allows us to tailor such strengths to individual cases. Finding creative solutions to complex problems – that is our commitment to our clients. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site, www.swiftcurrie.com