Lerch Early Welcomes 2014 Summer Scholars Pipeline Program Law Clerk
For the fourth consecutive year Lerch, Early & Brewer is participating in the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program, hiring Nida Kanwal as a summer law clerk. Nida is a rising third year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She has interned for the Esperanza Center: Immigration Legal Services in Baltimore and the Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, DC. Nida is a Platinum Certificate recipient of the University of Baltimore’s Pro Bono Challenge and recently was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where she earned a BA in Government and Politics with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
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.
Nida is pictured above 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.