Lerch Early Welcomes 2015 Summer Scholars Pipeline Program Law Clerk
For the fifth consecutive year Lerch, Early & Brewer is participating in the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program, hiring Mary Clark as a summer law clerk. 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. Mary is a rising third-year law student at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to interning at Lerch Early, Mary served as a legal intern for Common Cause, where she researched federal voting legislation. In addition, she has served as assistant to the director of the American Bar Association's Racial Justice Improvement Project. Mary is a recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Service Certificate and the President's Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to local communities and her completion of over 1,000 hours of service in 12 months. She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences.
The Summer Scholars Pipeline 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.
Mary is pictured above with Lerch Early litigator Bill Goldberg, who oversees the firm's participation in the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program. Bill represents companies and individuals facing a variety of complex commercial disputes. He also represents personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and charitable organizations in estate and trust litigation. Bill’s broad litigation practice in these areas includes significant trial and appellate experience in the state and federal courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, as well as alternative dispute resolution.
For more information about the Summer Scholars Pipeline Program, visit the Bar Association of Montgomery County.