Eight Law Students Join Shutts for 10-Week Summer Clerkship Program


Eight law students have joined Shutts & Bowen for its 2016 Summer Clerkship Program.

The Shutts & Bowen Summer Clerkship Program allows students to choose a practice area that interests them and delve into the different aspects of our legal services. Our summer law clerks are paired with a mentor within the firm to offer insights into the history and culture of Shutts and gain an accurate sense of what it is like to work at a nationally-recognized, top-ranked law firm.

The students will attend client meetings, depositions, court hearings and other proceedings within their various practice groups as well as attend firm-sponsored social events and community improvement projects.

This year's Summer Clerkship Program students are:

Bryan A. Almeida — MiamiBryan joins us from Georgetown University Law Center, where he is a member of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, co-founder and vice president of the school's Law Mental Health Alliance and a delegate for its Law Student Bar Association. He is expected to graduate in 2017.

Holt P. Baker OrlandoHolt joins us from Duke University School of Law, where he volunteers with the Veteran's Disability Assistance Project. He has interned with an Orlando commercial real estate firm and national property management company. He is expected to graduate in 2017.

George David Dennison II — Orlando — George joins us from the University of Florida College of Law, where he is a teaching assistant for a legal research and writing course. He previously interned with the general counsel's office of a major vacation ownership business. He is expected to graduate in 2017 with his juris doctorate and a Master of Science in Real Estate.

Lazaro P. Fields — Miami — Lazaro joins us from Florida State University's College of Law. He is an editor for the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law and the internal vice president of the campus Cuban American Bar Association. He is expected to graduate in 2017.

Joshua Heller — Miami Joshua joins us from the University of Michigan Law School, where he is a student attorney at the Community and Economic Development clinic and is a certified civil mediator. This is his second summer at Shutts & Bowen. He is expected to graduate in 2017.

Andres Hernandez — Miami Andres joins us from Emory University School of Law. He is a foreign attorney and earned a Master of Laws in Taxation and Business Administration from Northwestern University. He's been ranked in Chambers & Partners Global and Latin American since 2014. He is expected to graduate in 2017.

Katherine Sloan OrlandoKatherine joins us from Barry University, where she is an associate editor of the school's law review and a research assistant. She previously worked as a Legal Assistant in the Orlando and Tampa offices of Shutts & Bowen. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

Nicole Zaworksa TampaNicole joins us from Stetson University College of Law, where she is an editor with the Stetson Law Review and a teaching assistant. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

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