How many paralegals or legal assistants do you know who have gone on to work for major law firms? Well, here's news about one:
"Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced its 2007 Summer Associate roster today. Twenty-one law students will be located in four of the firm’s eight offices: Los Angeles, New York City, Palo Alto and Albany. The mission of Manatt’s Summer Recruiting program is to engage, train and nurture the professional development of outstanding candidates from the nation’s top law schools and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Manatt is ranked 19th on the Minority Law Journal’s Diversity Scorecard for 2007.
"Erick Flores is a member of the class of 2009 at Georgetown University Law Center. Erick is involved in the Latino Law Society, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the International Law Society, and Outlaw; and he is a Pro Bono Pledge Participant. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree with Distinction Honors in Communications from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned the Rebele Fellowship. Erick has studied in Madrid, Spain, and is fluent in Spanish. Before law school, Erick held a wide range of positions: legal assistant at a local law firm [emphasis added], publicity intern at Twentieth Century Fox, reporter for the Beverly Hills Courier, and immigration caseworker for the International Institute of San Francisco."