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Paul C. Perkins Bar mentoring program to connect law students with practicing lawyers

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The Paul C. Perkins Bar AssociationThe Paul C. Perkins Bar Association’s Law Student Mentoring Program strives to provide law students the opportunity to gain insight into the profession from experienced attorneys in the student’s area of interest and/or shares similar personal experiences.

Co-Chairs Annie L. Blanc and Alicia Garel say the mentoring program mission is to foster long-term relationships between the mentors and mentees.

“The Paul C. Perkins Bar Association is committed to the idea of developing the next generation of lawyers in the Orlando area,” Blanc said. “To be able to mentor the future leaders of America is not only an honor but an obligation to those who are following the path to leadership, justice, and equality for all.”

Mentors and mentees will meet for speed networking at a Match Day event on October 12 at the University Club of Orlando. The event is also a way for attorneys, judges, and law students to connect and network.

“As the premiere private social club in Orlando, we are striving to reflect the diversity of our community,” University Club of Orlando President Michael Lane said. “We enthusiastically support PCPBA’s Match Day and applaud the experience attorneys paying it forward for the next generation of attorneys.”

GrayRobinson is partnering with the Perkin’s Bar for the March Day event.

The Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, founded in 1981, is a professional organization devoted to actively promoting the advancement of African Americans in the legal profession and diversity within leadership roles in the Central Florida community.

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