diversity fellowship program
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Introduce Diversity Fellowship Program
In 2011, the Firm introduced the Diversity Fellowship Program.
Throughout the years, the Firm has actively recruited qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to foster an inclusive workplace and better serve our clients. In cooperation with several local law schools, the Firm instituted a Diversity Fellowship Program aimed at attracting law students to clerk in the Firm’s Uniondale office. Each Fellowship recipient served as a legal clerk for which they received an academic scholarship stipend to be applied toward law school tuition for the academic year. “Our Diversity Fellowship Program has been hugely successful and is an effective method to bring diversity into our attorney ranks, while at the same time giving back to the legal community by fostering relationships with diverse communities and assisting students studying for a career in the legal profession,” said Partner Brian R. Sahn, chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee. “As part of our commitment to diversity and attracting top legal candidates, the Firm plans on continuing the program for years to come,” stated Partner John V. Terrana, who is in charge of attorney hiring at the Firm.
“Working at Forchelli Law was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn a great deal of law from a very experienced group of attorneys. The firm has undergone several mergers in the past, yet the firm operates as a single entity of friends and colleagues. That is Forchelli Law’s greatest strength.” Ravi Vohra (of St. John’s University School of Law)
“My ambition and determination to pursue a career in law was strengthened by assisting my parents who emigrated from China, with their business ventures. Participating in the Firm’s diversity internship program offered to me a great opportunity to work with various attorneys and be exposed to different practices of law at a full service firm. My cultural background enables me to bring a different perspective when I am working with clients to understand their concerns and assist them in reaching their goals,” stated Jane Chen, Associate and 2016 recipient of the Firm’s Diversity Fellowship Program.