January 11, 2021
Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group
has joined as one of the inaugural partners of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s (FCBA) Diversity Pipeline Program. The FCBA announced the creation of the Diversity Pipeline Program in late December. The program is designed to attract, develop, and support diverse law students who are interested in pursuing legal careers in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) law and policy. It includes an internship program with a legal skills development component that will facilitate access to paid summer 2021 legal internship opportunities for first year law students from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. Kelley Drye is part of the initial group of 19 law firms and industry organizations that have committed to providing internship opportunities for diverse law students.
Kelley Drye has a long history of participation in programs to increase diversity within the profession and promote opportunities within law firms for lawyers from historically underrepresented groups. The FCBA’s Diversity Pipeline Program will provide first-year law students with the essential internship, mentoring and academic enrichment experience they need to succeed, and it mirrors our Firm’s core values of diversity and inclusion
“We are proud to join this initiative with the FCBA,” said Steve Augustino
, chair of the Communications practice group. “Kelley Drye actively supports programs that expand opportunities for the next generation of lawyers and professionals in the communications and tech industries. We pride ourselves on fostering innovation and growth, whether it is in communications law or those who practice it. We look forward to sharing our experiences in the technology, media and telecom sector with these students.”
More information on the FCBA’s Diversity Pipeline Program is available here