Category Archives: Mind The Gap

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Theo Miller Talks About Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity

This month we are profiling Diversity Pipeline Programs Advisory Committee member Theodore Miller. As senior policy advisor for the City and County of San Francisco, Miller directs a cross-agency initiative to strengthen diversity and advance equity for…

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Making The Most of Your Sixty Seconds: Crafting Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Ahmad Azizi Esq. On June 3 The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club hosted the “Summer Business Development Boost: It’s Your Minute” program to help, among others, young attorneys…

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Law School Debt Limits Diversity in the Legal Profession

Nicole Britton-Snyder, Diversity Pipeline Programs Manager $119,000, $141,000, $144,000, $147,000. What do these numbers represent? According to U.S. News & World Report, this is the average debt of 2013 graduates…

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Na’il Benjamin Takes on Mentoring, Giving Back and Being a Working Parent

This month we are profiling Diversity Pipeline Programs Advisory Committee member Na’il Benjamin. He will be returning to the private sector after almost three years at the San Francisco City…

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Moonwalking Through the Bar Exam

Stephen Rutkowski So, you think studying for the California bar exam is a predominantly ‘left-brain’ activity, requiring focus, logic, and critical thinking? You think there’s no time to waste on…

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Network Like a Pro

David King Keller, PhD As an attorney, whether you are solo or AmLaw 100, success is more quickly accorded to the rainmakers. As you consider mastering the art and science…

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The Value of Law School Classmates

David King Keller, PhD As an attorney, whether you are solo or AmLaw 100, success is more quickly accorded to the rainmakers. As you consider mastering the art and science…

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Developing a Verbal Business Card

David King Keller, PhD As an attorney, whether you are solo or AmLaw 100, success is more quickly accorded to the rainmakers. As you consider mastering the art and science…

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Tackling the Decline in LSAT Takers, Decrease in Law School Enrollment and Attorney Unemployment

As manager of the Justice & Diversity Center’s Destination Law School Program, I meet students who express an interest, desire and passion to attend law school. Part of my role is to educate, encourage and empower these students as they begin their law school endeavors.

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Mind The Gap: By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The goal of the Mind the Gap (MTG) program, which was established by 2013 President Chris Kearney, is to provide recent law school graduates who are unemployed or underemployed with training, work experience, mentorship and debt reduction information.

The Mind the Gap program grew to 325 members by the end of 2013. Also, in 2013, the program boasted the following numbers