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Firm runs Native American summer program
[Jim Dunlap]




A partnership between Quarles & Brady            Associates alternate weekly stints between
Streich Lang and two Native American reser-      the reservation and the firm’s office. In addi-
vation communities has resulted in a unique      tion to Indian law issues, associates receive
summer program - splitting law student           the same types of projects and assignments
duties between Indian law issues and main-       that the firm’s other associates handle.
stream legal practice in the firm’s Phoenix      Quarles & Brady pays the entire summer
and Milwaukee offices. The program targets       associate salary of the Native American pro-
Native American law students.                    gram participants.


Conceived in 1999, the program began in          This story appeared in the February, 2003
2000 with the hiring of Kerry Patterson, a       edition of The National Jurist, www.nation-
Seneca Nation member and law student at          aljurist.com
Arizona State University. Patterson and sum-
mer associates who followed spent half the
program working on legal issues within the
Gila River Community and half in Quarles &
Brady’s Phoenix offices.


More recently, the firm signed an agree-
ment with the Forest County Potawatomi
tribe in Wisconsin to begin a similar program
through Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee offic-
es. Jim Ryan, a Phoenix-based partner who
has played a leading role in the program,
said the firm planned to hire at least one Na-
tive American first year student in Milwaukee
this summer.


He said the firm has expanded its recruiting
search for the program from Arizona to law
schools and Native American Legal Students
Association members nationwide. In the
program’s second year, the firm brought in
a Navajo law student at Cornell University.
Two former summer program participants
have received and accepted permanent offers
from the firm, Ryan said, including Patter-
son.




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Description: A summer program is produced together by Quarles and Brady Streich Lang and two Native American reservation communities, which will include learning about Native American law issues.
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