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Lerch Early Participates in Summer Scholars Pipeline Program

Lerch, Early & Brewer again participated in the  Summer Scholars Pipeline Program in 2013, hiring Yisel Valdes as a summer law clerk. Yisel (pronounced Giselle) is a rising third year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Yisel also served as an intern in the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office and as a Public Policy Fellow for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Originally from Cuba, Yisel lived in Miami, Florida until moving to Washington, DC. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Yisel will continue as a law clerk at Lerch Early while she completes her final year of law school.

The Summer Scholars Pipeline Program is a concerted effort by Montgomery County’s legal community to ensure the hiring and subsequent success of diverse attorneys in the county. The program partners the specialty bar associations with regional law schools to identify second year law students to compete for summer intern positions within selected Montgomery County law firms. The selected students are hired for summer internships, thereby creating a pipeline of diverse, talented lawyers who the legal community hopes will join the ranks of Montgomery County practitioners upon completion of law school.

Yisel is pictured at left with Lerch Early litigator Bill Goldberg, who oversees the firm's participation in the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program. Bill advocates for companies and individuals facing a variety of complex commercial disputes including breach of fiduciary duty claims, contractual disputes, business torts, trade secrets and partnership dissolutions.

For more information about the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program, visit the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

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