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Summer Associate Research Program Opening Breakfast

Date: June 21, 2013

On June 12th, nearly 70 summer associates and supervising attorneys packed the Flagler Room at the InterContinental Miami for the 7th Annual ADL Florida Summer Associate Research Program (SARP).  This is the largest SARP in Florida to date, with 48 summer associates, 13 law firms, and all three Miami-area law schools participating.

Over the summer, the law students/summer associates will be supervised by attorneys at their firms as they complete pro bono legal research on cutting edge civil rights issues facing the ADL. This research serves as a critical resource for ADL's advocacy year round.

Ira Coleman, a partner with McDermott Will & Emery and longtime supporter of ADL and underwriter of the SARP Opening Breakfast, provided opening remarks for the program.  He then introduced Brenda Mezick, Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, who provided the keynote address.  Brenda spoke eloquently about the credibility of ADL and the longstanding partnership with her office on issues regarding bias-motivated crimes. 

ADL speakers then discussed the League’s centennial, SARP guidelines and expectations, a new SARP/Facebook challenge to raise awareness, and ADL’s corporate sponsor opportunities.


Participating Law Firms and Law Schools:

Akerman Senterfitt

Arnstein & Lehr

Berger Singerman

Broad and Cassel

DLA Piper

FIU College of Law

Greenberg Traurig

Greenspoon Marder

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

St. Thomas University

The University of Miami Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program

Weil, Gotshal & Manges



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