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:
Arnstein & Lehr
Broad and Cassel
FIU College of Law
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