Diversity Hiring Event a First for Bar AssociationSeptember 1, 2015 – In The News
Prince Altee Thomas was quoted in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter article, “Diversity Hiring Event a First for Bar Association.” Full text can be found in the September 2015 issue, but a synopsis is below.
Law students from the area participated recently in the Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair (PADJF), where 23 legal employers conducted approximately 300 interviews for summer associate and full-time positions.
This year’s event was a collaboration between area law schools, legal employers and the Philadelphia Bar Association, which for the first time joined with PADJF to sponsor breakfast and lunch for the attendees and arranged for its members to meet with students.
Prince Altee Thomas, co-chair of the Diversity Committee at Fox Rothschild, was on hand to conduct interviews and noted that, “PADJF is a special opportunity to look at the future of the legal community, and the future lawyers I see at the fair gave me hope that one day soon the legal community will truly reflect the vibrant diversity that exists in Philadelphia.”