ROBERT HALF LEGAL AND MCCA ANNOUNCE 2010 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
William Perry Named Robert Half Legal Scholar, Granted Tuition Assistance
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half Legal, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) have named William Perry as this year's Robert Half Legal Scholar. Perry, a 2009 graduate of the University of Florida, is enrolled at New York University School of Law. He will receive $10,000 to use toward tuition expenses.
"William's solid commitment to academic excellence, community service and student leadership is inspiring," said Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal. "He demonstrates initiative and a true passion for law, which will serve him well as he continues to pursue his studies and plan his career."
The award is administered through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program, which aims to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools. This year, the program recognizes a total of 17 law students from disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition to receiving scholarship awards, these students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of MCCA leaders and mentors to help guide their entry into the legal profession.
"This scholarship program offers outstanding opportunities to highly qualified students who are poised for future success," said Veta Richardson, executive director of MCCA. "We appreciate the support of Robert Half Legal as we continue to promote diversity in the profession."
About Robert Half Legal
Robert Half Legal is the legal staffing division of Robert Half International. The company provides law firms and corporate legal departments with highly skilled professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel, on a project and full-time basis. For more information about Robert Half Legal, please visit www.roberthalflegal.com.
About the Minority Corporate Counsel Association
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association advocates for the expanded hiring, promotion and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. The scholarship program was launched in 2005 and is named after the founder of MCCA.
MCCA's work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has a regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to mcca.com.