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. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The SLIP Application Process is Closed for this year.

Please check back on March 1, 2017 for applications for SLIP25.

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

SLIP 17

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thursday, January 1, 2009