William M. Coughlin firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Manager 973-597-3171 (Direct) Connell Foley LLP 201-232-7990 (Cellular) 85 Livingston Avenue 973-535-0500 (Main Office) Roseland, NJ 07068 973-535-9217 (Fax) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Connell Foley Provides Work Experience to Newark’s Youth through Internship Program with Christ the King Prep Program Allows Students to Earn Money towards Tuition Roseland, NJ, September 19, 2008 – Connell Foley LLP, a Roseland, New Jersey- based law firm, is pleased to announce its inaugural year supporting the Corporate Internship Program (CIP) at Christ the King Preparatory High School in Newark. This program provides students with real world job experiences while allowing them to earn a large portion of the cost of their education. “The CIP is an integral part of the educational experience at Christ the King High School,” said Fr. Edward Glynn, S.J., President, Christ the King Prep. “We require our students to commit themselves to high standards of responsibility and behavior.” Christ the King Prep contracts with partner organizations, such as corporations and professional services firms, to fill entry-level clerical positions at the partners’ place of business. Partner organizations coordinate schedules with Christ the King school so that each of four students per sponsor business is available one full day each week (plus an extra day every fourth week) throughout the school year. In return for the students’ work, Connell Foley and the other businesses participating in the program sign a contract agreeing to pay the CIP a fee used to cover a percentage of the participating students’ tuitions along with costs associated with administering the program. The students perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks for many departments and many practice groups within Connell Foley. “We try to give each student a different work assignment in a different department every time they come in. One day they might be sorting mail in the mailroom, the next day filing insurance-related documents or assisting the firm’s library staff with organizing books and journals. It’s a great way to give them a solid understanding of how different departments within a business must work together to be successful,” said Tom Fallone, the firm’s Director of Administration. 2 This program demonstrates that working with adults in an adult environment helps students understand the importance of acting responsibly and professionally. Students are treated like adult employees and receive two mandatory performance reviews, one at the end of each semester. “Connell Foley is so pleased to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile program and to help prepare today’s students for the career challenges of tomorrow,” said Liza Walsh, a member of Connell Foley’s Management Committee. About Connell Foley Established in 1936, Connell Foley LLP has a tradition of innovative legal representation. Over 120 attorneys provide our clients with expertise in a wide range of specialties, including litigation; alternative dispute resolution (ADR); corporate law and governance; employment and labor law; professional liability; business crimes and regulatory defense; crisis management and catastrophic loss; insurance, real estate; environmental law; land use; banking; technology law and intellectual property; taxation and estate planning; bankruptcy; toxic torts; health care; and other fields. In addition to its main office in Roseland, New Jersey, the firm maintains offices in Jersey City, New York City and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at www.connellfoley.com.
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