Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs 2016-17 Diversity Mentorship Program

The Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 diversity mentorship program. 

This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with private practice junior attorneys from diverse backgrounds in one-to-one mentorship relationships.  Starbucks' legal department boasts one of the most experienced and diverse groups of attorneys in the region, and its lawyers are eager to share their insights into learning the practice of law, succeeding in law firm and other private practice environments, and for those who are interested, pursuing in-house career opportunities.  

Following a kick-off reception in July for incoming mentees and past participants, this program will foster direct, informal interactions over a one-year period to help diverse junior attorneys learn their craft and network in the local community of legal professionals and business leaders.  The program is open to all lawyers in private practice in their first six years as an attorney, who are members of one or more minority bar associations or diversity affinity groups

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Harlowe by Friday, May 27.  In your cover letter, please identify your current area of practice (and your desired area, if different), your general interest in receiving mentoring, and the minority bar association(s) or affinity group(s) to which you belong.  If you have any questions, you may contact committee chairs Amy Hughes and Anthony Colburn.