Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Greetings 2017 Atlanta Bar Summer Law Interns:

We are looking forward to seeing you at our first Orientation for the 2017 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program on  Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at noon at the State Bar of Georgia (104 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303).   [This is a different locale from where you were interviewed.] For those that are driving please plan to bring funds for parking.  We will try to cover parking for Orientations but cannot assure that. For those taking Marta, the CNN and Five Points MARTA are nearby.
You are required to be dressed according to the attached dress code at all intern events including the mandatory Orientation sessions.  Failure to comply with the dress code  will subject you to being released.

Please review the Do’s and Don’t’s  attached hereto.  I am also again attaching the 2017 Intern schedule.
Please also review everything that has been provided to you previously, including our Intern Website.
You will have a Progress Test during the first Orientation.
Again, we are excited to have you intern in the 2017 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program.

Denisha Wise

1-Do’s and Don’ts

Expectations for Orientations/All Intern Meetings

1. Be early. (Early is on time; on time is late.)

2. Be prepared to the maximum.
(Know your Enrichment and all other materials provided to you or on the Intern website (

3. When you arrive please make sure to sign in and turn in your Enrichment and all other submissions that are due.

4. Be dressed professionally.
(If you have a doubt whether what you are wearing is appropriate then do not wear it.)

5. Advise your family and friends you will not be allowed to be on your phone during Intern meetings.

6. Be prepared to be called upon to answer questions including a frequent interview question. – “Please tell me about yourself.”

7. Although we will try to validate parking we cannot promise that will happen. Thus, if you are driving, please bring $10 for parking.

8. Please bring two (2) copies of all submission. You will keep one copy in your file and turn in the other.

9. A light meal will be served at all meetings. After you sign in, we invite you to eat. (Please act like you have eaten before.) If you have special dietary needs, please let us know and we will endeavor to address them.

10.At each meeting, you are required to sit with or beside people you do not know or go to school with. You are required to sit with different Interns at each meeting. You are expected to make an effort to get to know your fellow Interns. 

11. Make the most of your time here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SLIP 25 Interns

Opeyemi Adelugba, Arabia Mountain
Christina Aggrey-Banks, North Atlanta
Osakwe Ajogbor, Greater Atlanta Adventist
Zavian Asberry, Westlake
Jyot Batra, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Donesha Brown, Maynard Jackson
Jaszlyn Brown, Westlake
Christopher Cherrian, Walton
E'Mari Coggins, Northgate
Mariah Cooper, Decatur
Maleigha Cooper, Decatur
Amani Dabney, Westlake
Genesis Dean, Carvery Early College
Cameron Geer, DeKalb School of the Arts
Nicole Gipson, Eagle's Landing Christian
Lesly Gramajo, Jonesboro
Owain Guinn, DeKalb School of the Arts
Maya Hogan, Grady
Be'Asia Hooks, Westlake
Felicia Jacques, Paideia
Jalyn Johnson, Arabia Mountain
Blake Jones, Washington
Sylvie Kangni, Arabia Mountain
Shandrea Lockhart, Therrell
Alexander Madison, Wheeler
Mohammed Memfis, Choate Rosemary Hall
Marilyn Moore, DeKalb School of the Arts
Rasheed Muhammed, Fulton Leadership Academy
Kyle Neary, Marist
Corwyn Nettleton, Decatur
Eunice Ngata, North Cobb
Ezekiel Njoku, Douglass
Izeboye Oyakhire, Arabia Mountain
Jasmyn Palmer, Greater Atlanta Adventist
Melody Phillips, Grayson
Julia Powell, Liberty IPS
Aleeza Rasheed, Peachtree Ridge
Asha Redhead, Therrell
Jayla Ross, Pebblebrook
Maya Saulny, Arabia Mountain
Erin Smith, Greater Atlanta Adventist
Sanjay Sridhar, Northview
Ja'Terious Stokes, Therrell
Shariff Taylor, Greater Atlanta Adventist/Oakwood
Benton Thompson, Cristo Rey
Vlada Watkins, Paideia
Grace Whittington, Wheeler
Christina Williams, Shiloh
Alvin Winston, II, Drew
Ouct'e Wright, South Atlanta

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Atlanta Bar Foundation Announces the Highest Heights Initiative: An Initiative to Support Our Former Interns' Dreams of Becoming Lawyers

The Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program, which began in 1993, has provided a foundation for our Interns who wish to pursue a legal career. A challenge that all aspiring attorneys, including our Interns, face is having adequate resources to pay for the LSAT preparation class (costs $750-1000) and Bar Review class (costs approximately $2500). Statistics show that those who are able to take preparation courses for either the LSAT or Bar Review perform better on these exams.

 In order to support our Interns, the Atlanta Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that we have commenced the Highest Heights Initiative to help champion our former Interns on their journeys to becoming attorneys. The goal of this Initiative is to raise $100,000 by the start of the 25th Summer Law Internship Program (June 1, 2017) to provide financial support to our Interns in taking their LSAT preparation class and/or Bar Review. We have already raised or pledged a total of $22,000. Our ultimate goal will be to provide 80% of the costs of these courses for our Interns. Currently, we are able to provide 50% of such costs. Three former Interns have already applied for funding (2 for the LSAT; 1 for Bar Review).

In an effort to support the Highest Heights Initiative, David Schaeffer, the 102nd President of the Atlanta Bar Association, has graciously volunteered to help us raise funds in conjunction with his ascent this September of Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Mt. Cho Oyu is located on the border of Tibet and Nepal. We invite you to consider pledging $0.01 per foot of elevation that David climbs, thus meaning if David ascends the 26,906-feet high summit of Mt. Cho Oyu, donors will contribute a total of $269.06 to the Highest Heights Initiative. Of course, any donation or pledge of any amount tied to David's climb or otherwise will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for considering joining this effort to support our former Interns by making a pledge or donating to the Highest Heights Initiative. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

SLIP 18, Our Summer Law Internship Program Class of 2010: You were an excellent class and you have made us all very proud!

We expect to have applications available for the Summer Law Internship Program of 2011 on or about March 1, 2011. We will accept applications from high school sophomores through graduating seniors. We look forward to next year!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Friday, January 1, 2010