Hope for Philadelphia to Increase Firm Diversity Numbers

By: Wesley R. Payne, IV
The Legal Intelligencer

This is the time of year that I become excited. Not only because spring is near or because baseball season is just around the corner, but because the newest class of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) Fellows Program is now taking final form. The time-consuming tasks of reviewing and vetting applications and interviewing candidates have been completed. Further, offers have been made by the member organizations and accepted by the newly minted PDLG fellows. The new fellows are at the beginning of their legal careers. They are energized and eager to do well. At this stage, at least in their minds, the possibility of a career in one of Philadelphia's larger law firms seems to be within their reach. That promise invigorates and excites me.

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