June 22, 2012

Jenner & Block’s participation in Street Law’s Legal Diversity Pipeline Program is highlighted in an article in the June 2012 Illinois Bar Association Diversity Matters newsletter titled, “Street Law’s Legal Diversity Pipeline Program.” According to the article, Street Law, Inc. has been providing accessible, engaging, and interactive programs to empower students and communities to become active, legally-savvy contributors to society for 40 years. The Diversity Pipeline Program brings legal departments, law firms, law schools and high school students together to promote greater diversity in the legal profession. Street Law focuses on strategies that will encourage minority students to enter the legal profession by providing students with role models, connections with legal professionals, and the opportunity to experience the work lawyers do. As part of the program, Jenner & Block attorneys visit students’ classrooms to teach basic legal concepts, and then host the students on a day-long field trip to the Firm’s office. The article includes a picture from one day-long field trip to Jenner & Block’s Chicago office. Partners Timothy J. Barron, E. Lynn Grayson, Bradford P. Lyerla, Michelle M. McAtee, Megan B. Poetzel, Katherine M. Rahill, Steven M. Siros, Barbara S. Steiner, James L. Thompson and Sandi J. Toll, Associates Christine K. Bedi, Sofia E. Biller, Donald E. Goff, Ryan K. Harding, Mercedes M. Hill, Daniel R. Kelley, Olivia T. Luk, Ryan A. Particka, David P. Saunders and Allison A. Torrence and Staff Attorney Kellie R. Bylica participated in the program over the last two years.