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Jones Day hosts New Lawyer Group Academy with associates participating in a Day of Service

Client(s) JD Pro Bono Practice

In early November, Jones Day welcomed 181 new associates from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas to its Washington Office to participate in the Firm's New Lawyer Group Academy. The Academy, which has been held each year since 1984, provides orientation and training programs to our new associates. The 4-day program involves a variety of meetings with partners from around the globe, and includes presentations on the Firm's corporate, litigation, and regional practices, as well as the Firm's recruiting, diversity, and pro bono initiatives.

This year's New Lawyer Group also participated in a Day of Service, a Jones Day tradition in which lawyers, staff, and family members from each of our offices participate in a community service event. Our new associates filled 600 backpacks with donated school and personal supplies for distribution to needy children. "Besides benefiting some deserving kids now, this project is a great way to start our new lawyers thinking about the need for ongoing community service," said Laura Tuell Parcher, Jones Day's Firmwide Partner-in-Charge of Pro Bono, who is based in Washington.

The backpacks will be distributed by three Washington area organizations: The Children's Law Center, which provides legal services to at-risk children and their families; the Consortium of Catholic Academies, which provides support for students at four inner-city Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Washington; and the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition, which provides services to detained and unaccompanied immigrant children in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.