Stevens & Lee and Pennsylvania American Water Team Up to Promote Diversity in the Legal Profession Through National Bar Association’s Black Lawyers Matter Initiative
READING, PA, Jan. 27, 2021 – Even in the ongoing pandemic, attorneys from Stevens & Lee and its client, Pennsylvania American Water, were able to continue to support and promote diversity in the legal profession. The companies partnered to participate in the National Bar Association – Commercial Law Section’s (NBA-CLS) Virtual Internship Program, Black Lawyers Matter.
This is the fourth year Stevens & Lee and Pennsylvania American Water have collaborated to provide minority law students a unique opportunity to gain experience in both a law firm and corporate setting in one summer. This year, the company and firm participated in the NBA-CLS Virtual Internship Program, hosting law student Maame Boateng, now a 2L at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
“We are proud to once again partner with Pennsylvania American Water to provide a great opportunity through Black Lawyers Matter,” said Linda R. Evers, a Stevens & Lee shareholder who chairs the firm’s Energy, Communications and Public Utility Group.
“It was a pleasure to host Ms. Boateng, and we were pleased that, even during these challenging times, we were able to promote diversity in law,” said Susan Simms Marsh, deputy general counsel at Pennsylvania American Water. “Our work to promote and encourage diversity in law and in our communities is an extension of our company’s commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce, which makes us more successful in serving our very diverse customers across the Commonwealth.”