April 18, 2008
NECC students prepare for internships
High school juniors from the legal technology class at Northeast Career Center will begin internships at local law firms on April 15. The students attended the annual NECC Roundtable Breakfast held April 10 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. The breakfast, sponsored by the Legal Career Development committee of the Association of Legal Administrators (Columbus Chapter) is held each year to prepare students for the upcoming internships.
Speakers at the breakfast included PACO President Catherine Hawes and Kim Cocroft, Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Governor Ted Strickland, as well as Becky Von Ohlen of Ulmer & Berne, Kathy Rosenberry of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, and Paula Coulter from the Columbus Bar. Speakers offered students information pertaining to professionalism, diversity in the workplace, job opportunities in law firms, and business etiquette in preparation for the internships. Students will spend a month working four hours a week in a law firm to gain practical experience as part of the NECC Legal Career Technology Program.
The ALA Legal Career Development committee wishes to thank the following participating Columbus law firms for providing the valuable opportunity for student interns: Bailey Cavalieri; Baker & Hostetler; Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff; Carlile Patchen & Murphy; Chester Willcox & Saxbe; Cloppert Latanick Sauter & Washburn; Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor; Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter; Roetzel & Andress; Saia & Piatt; Squire Sanders & Dempsey; Ulmer & Berne; Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease; Reminger & Reminger; Bricker & Eckler; Thomas Franklin Schmidt; Columbus City Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor’s Division.
Columbus Public Schools and the local legal community together benefit greatly from this partnership.