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Each year, we sponsor three fellowship opportunities, the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship in our Pittsburgh office, the K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship in our Seattle office, and the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program, as well as a seminar-style transition series called the K&L Gates Kickstarter Program for diverse 1L students. Not only do our fellowship programs and pre-OCI seminars reflect our commitment to public service and diversity, they're also a great way for law students to make significant legal service contributions while gaining substantial legal experience.

Public Interest Fellowship
K&L Gates is committed to affording all attorneys, including future attorneys, opportunities to provide pro bono legal services. Our fellowship program underscores K&L Gates' and the legal profession's commitment to public service. This public interest fellowship serves as a unique vehicle by which K&L Gates may attract highly qualified summer associates to Pittsburgh to make significant legal service contributions and to gain substantial legal experience within a non-profit agency environment. Fellowship recipients will find that a K&L Gates Fellowship is an impressive credential that will be valued by future employers.

Fellowship Stipend
In 2015, the fellowship recipient will receive a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes).

Application Process 
To be considered for the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship, candidates must complete and submit an application. Application guidelines and the application can be downloaded directly from our website or requested from Jessica L. Gangjee. The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is October 3, 2014. All current second-year and third-year law students are eligible to apply. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee recommends the fellowship recipients based on academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship recipients of its decision. All stipend checks will be made payable to the fellow and mailed to the public interest organization where they will be working.

To request additional information, or to address any questions, please contact:
Jessica L. Gangjee
Legal Recruitment and Development Regional Manager

412.355.6547
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Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship Program in our Seattle office and the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program in Charlotte, Dallas or Pittsburgh. 

These positions will be offered to exceptional first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and community.

1L Diversity Fellowship Program
Our lawyers come from a variety of backgrounds, each dedicated to serving a diverse community. We're committed to promoting diversity within our firm as well as the legal profession as a whole -- and that's why we're proud to sponsor the K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship for one first-year law student in our Seattle office.

Compensation
The fellowship recipient will be awarded a paid 2014 1L summer associate position in K&L Gates' Seattle office, plus a $10,000 academic scholarship.

Application Process
The deadline to apply to the 2014 K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship in our Seattle office has passed. The Seattle office announced the Fellowship recipient in February 2014.

Most questions regarding this Fellowship are answered in the FAQs on our website. 

To request additional information, or to address any other questions, please contact:
Deverie Robinson
Recruiting Regional Manager

206.370.5744.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program
As a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), we are excited to be a part of the 2014 LCLD 1L Scholars Program. The LCLD 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students.

The selected LCLD 1L Scholar will receive real-life experience on a broad range of projects typically seen by junior associates including research and writing assignments, accompanying our lawyers to court appearances, client meetings and other key events.

Compensation
The LCLD 1L Scholar will be awarded a paid 2014 1L summer associate position in Charlotte, Dallas or Pittsburgh.  

Application Process
The application process for the 2014 LCLD 1L Scholar Program has been closed and the 2014 LCLD 1L Scholar was announced in April 2014. Information regarding the 2015 program will be announced later this year.

To request additional information or for questions, please contact:
Dyana Barninger
Associate Director of Legal Recruitment and Development
Email:
Direct: + 1.704.331.5735