On June 19, 2012, the New York Diversity Committee hosted “Forks in the Road: The Many Paths in the Legal Profession”, a panel event focused on the different types of opportunities, including in private practice, in-house and government, available to attorneys in the legal profession. Attending the panel were more than 35 college students of color who are alumni of Prep for Prep, an educational leadership program that prepares the best and the brightest students of color of New York City for development and advancement in academics and beyond.
The panel was comprised of Yvette Auyeung, Senior Claims Counsel at Zurich North America; Kristen Clarke, Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office; and David Covey, a partner in the Sedgwick New York office. The panelists spoke on their unique paths in the legal profession, from law school to their current positions, and the different experiences that helped shape, and continue to shape, their professional careers.
Greg Lahr, a member of the Sedgwick New York Diversity Committee, moderated the panel discussion. Other Committee members, including Laura Markovich, Katelin O’Rourke, Betsy Baydala and Ryan Chapoteau, attended the panel event and also spent time speaking with the students during the reception.
The New York Diversity Committee is partnering with Prep to continue to develop Sedgwick’s pipeline initiatives to encourage diverse high school and college students to consider careers in the legal profession and to facilitate the students’ ability to gain information about and experiences in the legal profession.