Klehr Harrison is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. As a part of that commitment, our DEI Committee is proud to continue to sponsor the Diversity Fellowship Program.
The DEI Fellowship Program runs from June to June each year and includes both an eight-week paid summer in-person work experience and continued mentorship and social and professional development opportunities during the academic year. The DEI Committee intends the program to further the mission of providing meaningful opportunities for education, mentorship and career advancement to future lawyers who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal community.
Hands-on Learning: During the eight-week in-person work experience in our Philadelphia office, each fellow will have the opportunity to engage in work assignments designed to develop practical legal skills and to acclimate them to working in a law firm setting. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in and observe the daily work of Klehr lawyers through sitting in on calls with clients or opposing counsel, drafting real-world documents, and attending court proceedings.
Well-rounded Experience: Each fellow will split their time during the summer component of the program between two or more of the firm’s Litigation, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Real Estate & Finance and Corporate & Securities departments. For more on each of the departments, please visit here.
Meaningful Mentorship: Each fellow will be paired with two attorney mentors from different firm departments. The attorney mentors will be available as a resource throughout the entire length of the fellowship program. Mentors will schedule regular meetings and professional development opportunities for the fellow.
Professional Development: Each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and networking events throughout the duration of the academic year following the summer component of the program, including client and community events. Each fellow will be paired with a Klehr attorney during the summer to develop and present a continuing legal education program sponsored by the firm.
The firm encourages candidates to apply who:
Applications for the Diversity Fellowship are not currently being accepted. The next application period will open in early 2024.
Please direct any questions regarding the Diversity Fellowship to the firm’s DEI Committee at Diversity.Committee@klehr.com.