In tribute to Paul D. White, the firm's first minority partner and a pioneer for minorities in the legal profession, a scholarship for minority law students was instituted to provide them with valuable experience early in their careers. Mr. White was respected not only for his professional abilities and accomplishments, but for his integrity and the leadership role he assumed in the Cleveland, Ohio, community. His many accomplishments include:
- First African-American judge elected in Cleveland
- Director of Law, City of Cleveland
- Trustee, Cleveland Bar Association and Legal Aid Society
- Permanent Delegate to The Judicial Conference of the Eighth District of Ohio
- Member, Ohio, American, National and Norman S. Minor Bar Associations
- Cleveland Branch, NAACP, Distinguished Service Award
To honor his memory and to encourage law students to appreciate the efforts of those who have come before them, the Paul D. White Scholarship was established in 1997. Awarded annually to law students of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native descent, the scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship and a $7,500 cash award. The firm has expended more than $2 million in scholarships and clerkships for minority law students since its inception. Applications: BakerHostetler’s Cleveland office will be offering 2014 Paul D. White Scholarships for summer associate positions. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2013.Contact Information
Attn: Dee Driscole
1900 East 9th Street, Suite 3200
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.bakerlaw.com **Important Information Regarding Personal Statement**
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