(Lawfuel) NEW YORK, NY – May 19, 2008 – Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that it will partner with Legal Outreach to sponsor their Columbia Summer Law Institute. Legal Outreach is a nonprofit organization that prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.
Legal Outreach works in conjunction with Columbia Law School to provide an intensive, five-week, full day Criminal Justice program for 32 select junior high school students at Columbia Law School. Students are introduced and exposed to: legal analysis through an exploration of topics contained within Legal Outreach’s Criminal Justice Curriculum; guest speakers representing a variety of careers within the legal profession; legal institutions including courts, law firms, and law agencies; and the litigation process through the implementation of a mock-trial competition. Patterson Belknap shares in Legal Outreach’s commitment to the youth of New York City and is excited to participate in the Summer Law Institute.
About Patterson Belknap
Patterson Belknap is one of only five law firms to be ranked in the top 10 of The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of the nation’s elite firms each year since the list’s inception. The firm has ranked in the top 10 of The American Lawyer’s pro bono survey since it began in 1999. Ranking second overall on that survey this year, the firm was first in pro bono among all “A-List” firms. Patterson Belknap is based in New York City with nearly 200 lawyers delivering a full range of services across approximately 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. For more information, call 212-336-2000 or visit www.pbwt.com.