SUMMER LAW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

General Information

The Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program is a six week paid summer opportunity for high school students. The program is designed to provide valuable work experience, to further students' understanding of the law and to provide mentor relationships with the Atlanta legal community. This summer will be the 23rd straight class of SLIP interns.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Summer Law Internship Program Intern Selections

We are pleased to announce that the students listed below have been selected for the 2015 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program.
 
For those who were selected, you MUST confirm that you are committed to participating in the program and that you will not have any conflicts with the program dates by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, by email to Mariana Pannell (mpannell@atlantbar.org)
 
All participating interns and their parent/guardian must read, sign and scan/mail the contract with your acceptance email by Tuesday, May 12, 2015.(To be clear, if you are accepting , reply in one mail your confirmation that you accept and attach your Intern Contract.) In addition, please review the dress code.
 
As previously advised, there will be four mandatory orientations on the following dates and times: Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 8:45 am to 11 am, Friday, June 5, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Monday, June 8, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, and Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:45 am to 11 am. Afternoon orientations will be held at the Atlanta Bar Association, 229 Peachtree Street NE, International Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Morning orientations will be held at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (201 17th Street, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30363).  Please dress professionally, be prepared and be on time (early) or you will be subject to dismissal.  Again, if you have decided you do not wish to be an Intern, please email Mariana Pannell (mpannell@atlantabar.org) and advise her of your change of plans. 
 
For those who were not selected, we regret that we do not have a spot for everyone who applied.  We can say without hesitation that this year's group of applicants was the best we have ever had.   If you would like to be placed on the Waiting List for the 2015 Intern Program, please email Ms. Pannell and advise her of your interest.  In previous years we have gone to the Waiting List.  We also encourage students who were not selected for the 2015 Intern Program to consider applying next summer.  Applications for 2016 will be available on or about March 1, 2016. The fact that you have applied previously will weigh in your favor.

 
We look forward to working with you all. 
 

ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION SUMMER LAW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
2015 Interns
First
Last
School
1
Ololade
Akintunde
Stockbridge High School
2
Mary
Ambler
West Anchorage High School
3
Jumoke
Aremu
Sandy Creek High School
4
Macire
Aribot
Arabia Mountain High School
5
David
Baghdasarian
Centennial High School
6
Shivani
Bhagat
South Forsyth High School
7
Andrea
Blackman
D.M. Therrell High School
8
Jahvon
Blackman
D.M. Therrell High School
9
Timothy
Brayboy
Brookwood High School
10
Tracey-Marie
Broadnax
Alpharetta High School
11
Karemma
Brown
Maynard H. Jackson
12
Keairra
Brown
Maynard H. Jackson
13
Jalyn
Buster
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School
14
Brandon
Byers
Decatur High School
15
Antionette
Charles
DeKalb Early College Academy
16
Jalen
Coleman
Woodard Academy
17
Jordan
Dennis
Arabia Mountain High School
18
Charles
Ellis Jr.
South Atlanta High School
19
Jeannay
Fradieu
Stephenson High School
20
Tseganesh
Gebresilassie
Arabia Mountain High School
21
Alario
Harris
Stephenson High School
22
Tytianna
Harshaw
South Atlanta High School
23
Guy
James II
Arabia Mountain High School
24
Christopher
Johnson
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School
25
Alyssa
Jones
Southwest DeKalb High School
26
Blake
Jones
Booker T. Washington High School
27
Chloe
Kiernicki
Marist School
28
Dwight
Lamb III
D.M. Therrell High School
29
Darienne
Lightfoot
D.M. Therrell High School
30
Shandrea
Lockhart
D.M. Therrell High School
31
Ashlynn
Long
Sandy Creek High School
32
Kellyann
Malone
Pace Academy
33
Maryellen
Malone
Pace Academy
34
Pooja
Mehta
Milton High School
35
Patrick
Mgbemena
Riverdale High School
36
Zameh
Omonuwa
D.M. Therrell High School
37
Addison
Robinson
Southwest DeKalb High School
38
Sydne
Scales
North Atlanta High School
39
Korey
Silas
Decatur High School
40
Aleeia
Smith
South Atlanta High School
41
Dayla
Smith
South Atlanta High School
42
Nigel
Smith
The Paideia School
43
Harsha
Sridhar
Northview High School
44
Austin
Sumlin
D.M. Therrell High School
45
Courtney
Taylor
Stockbridge High School
46
Anton
Turner
Arabia Mountain High School
47
Quiane
Turner
Dutchtown High School
48
Charles
Watkins II
Arabia Mountain High School
49
Ryan
Webb
North Atlanta High School
50
Archie
Wilson
Dominion Christian

Monday, April 27, 2015

Applications Closed

The application process is now closed.  Thank you to the students who attended their interview last week.  Please check back on May 8 for a list of selected students.

Monday, March 2, 2015

SLIP 23 Application Available

The application for our 23rd Summer Law Internship Program is now available.  All applications must be received or postmarked by Thursday, April 2, 2015, to be considered.  If you have any questions, please contact Mariana Pannell by email or at (404) 537-4930.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pertinent Information Regarding 2015 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program


We appreciate your interest in the 2015 Internship Program.  Please note if you have any conflicts during the period of June 4, 2015 to July 24, 2015, we recommend you do not apply.  This is a rigorous, all in program.  We had significantly more applicants last year than available spots.  Absences for study abroad programs, family reunions, sports competitions, graduation trips, long weekends and the like are not allowed. Freshmen, Class of 2018, are not eligible to apply.


  1. The Summer of 2015 will be the twenty-third (23rd) straight Summer the Atlanta Bar Association will conduct its Summer Law Internship Program for high school students.  Applications will be available on or before March 2, 2015, on the Intern Program's website: www.abaslip.blogspot.com.  Completed applications must be returned by April 2, 2015.
  2. We wish we had a spot for everyone.  Unfortunately, however, spots are limited.  We hope to have 35 internships available in 2015.  A significant number of those internships are likely to be awarded to students of Therrell High School, the Atlanta Bar Association's adopted high school.  If you are not selected this year, we welcome you to apply next year.  During the Summer Law Internship Program's first twenty-two years over 500 Internships have been made available to Atlanta's youth.
  3. The 2015 Summer Law Internship Program will run from June 15, 2015, to July 24, 2015.  There will be four mandatory orientations on June 4 (8:30 am), June 5 (noon), June 8 (noon), June 12 (9:00 a.m.).  The pay will be $1,850.00 (total) for the six weeks (roughly $308.00 per week).  If you intern at a law firm you will be paid a stipend by the law firm.  If you are a Public Intern your internship is sponsored and you will be paid a stipend by the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
  4. This is a rigorous program.  The Atlanta Bar Association designed the Summer Law Internship Program to achieve three goals:(a)    to provide a valuable work experience;(b)   to further the students' understanding of the law; and(c)    to provide a mentor relationship for the students.
  5. Interns are not allowed to have any second jobs, band practices, sports practices or otherwise, that conflict with your Internship.  (Every year we have prospective interns request that they be allowed to miss mandatory Intern events due to conflicts, have different dates for their Internships, etc.  The Intern Program dates are set.  You are either all in or you are not.)
  6. Only students who are members of the classes of 2015, 2016 or 2017 are eligible to apply.  Freshmen, Class of 2018, are ineligible to apply.
  7. Each applicant will be required to participate in an in-person interview at the Atlanta Bar Association's office.  We tentatively anticipate conducting interviews on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  Please check the Intern website for possible changes.  You are required to be appropriately attired (professional).  More detailed information will be provided on the Intern Program's website (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.)  As we will have a large number of students to interview, please bring something to occupy yourself while you wait, i.e. homework, a book, etc.!
  8. Public Interns need to be sure they provide the Atlanta Bar Association with accurate contact information (mailing address, home/cell phone number, email address and most importantly your correct social security number).  This is important as it pertains to your pay and getting important tax documents to you.
  9. Each year we have a Kick-Off Breakfast at the beginning of the program for Interns and hosts.  We expect the 2015 Kick-Off Breakfast will be on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.
  10. If you have a conflict (i.e., study abroad, leadership camp, etc.) during the period of June 4 – July 24, 2015, we discourage you from applying.
  11. At the end of the Intern Program we have an Appreciation Breakfast for Interns, hosts and Interns' family.  The Appreciation Breakfast has yet to be scheduled but is typically the last day of the program, projected to be July 24, 2015.
  12. Potential interns who are graduating this coming Spring (Class of 2015) must schedule any college orientation so it does not conflict with the Intern Program.
  13. We will have mandatory Weekly Meetings during the Internship Program at 5:30 p.m. on dates to be determined.   These Weekly Meetings are not optional and cannot be missed due to, for example, sports, games or practices, summer work outs, second jobs, babysitting, family birthdays, or the like.  Usually, they are in the middle of the week, on Wednesday.  We will typically have a guest speaker each week.  Failure to be prepared for these Weekly Meetings will subject you to dismissal.
  14. In addition to the important work component to this program there is also an educational program.  We will study topical legal issues.  Interns will have written "Enrichment" during the program that should not take more than thirty minutes to an hour to complete.  You are required to do your own work.  In addition, Interns will be required to do a 750 word typed essay on a topical legal issue.
  15. If you are selected, you are required to be responsible, accountable and professional at all times.
  16. There will be a Dress Code that will be required to be followed.
  17. Students selected for the 2015 Intern Program will be posted on the website of the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program on Thursday, May 7, 2015, by 9:00 p.m.         (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.)  Instructions as to the dates and times of the mandatory orientations will also be posted.  If you decide you do not wish to be considered, please email Mariana Pannell at mpannell@atlantabar.org.

Friday, June 6, 2014