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International Law

Vance Center Seeks Firms for Visiting South African Lawyer Program

February 2010

The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice is currently seeking law firms to participate in the 2010/2011 South African Visiting Lawyer Program, a program that brings young lawyers from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa to New York for one-year fellowships at law firms and corporate legal departments.

The program began in 2003, under the leadership of then-City Bar President Evan Davis.  Aiming to support a new generation of black lawyers in the post-apartheid nation, the program exposes talented attorneys to complex, large-scale legal and business transactions, as well as worldwide networks of associates and colleagues. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for New York firms to help to develop the next generation of the South African corporate bar ,” said Joan Vermeulen, Executive Director of the Vance Center.  “In the past, firms who have sponsored visiting lawyers have found the experience gratifying, and have continued to participate in the program in succeeding years .”

Interested firms should contact Joan Vermeulen at jvermeulen@nycbar.org  or 212.382.6680, or go to the Vance Center website for further information.

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