Charitable and public interest legal organizations will be able to host interns this summer under a new fellowship established by The New York Bar Foundation.

Two organizations based in New York State will receive grants of $6,000 each to award summer fellowships to first- or second-year law students of a diverse background. Gifts to the Foundation from the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association and other donors will provide funding for the fellowships.

"We are very pleased to accept a gift from the Corporate Counsel Section and individual donors to support the fellowship. This will be a terrific opportunity for diverse students to learn about in-house law," said M. Catherine Richardson of Syracuse (Bond, Schoeneck & King), president of The New York Bar Foundation. "The section's commitment to diversity continues to make a difference for law students enrolled in New York State law schools."

"It is our great privilege to provide funding for this worthy endeavor. Both the selected organizations and fellows will benefit from this exciting new program," said David Rothenberg of New York City (Goldman Sachs), chair of the Corporate Counsel Section.

Fellows will assist the public interest legal or charitable organizations' general counsel, or similar counsel position, with matters relating to counsel or advice to the organization from June 4 to August 10, 2012.

Organizations must apply by February 29, 2012. Applications are available at

Students must be enrolled in a law school in New York State during the 2012 spring semester.

The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession. To learn more about The New York Bar Foundation and how you can support its charitable programs, go to, phone 518/487-5651 or email

Contact: Brandon Vogel
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