MPS Group: Special Counsel to Fund Law School Scholarships for Minority Law Students
Special Counsel, the legal workforce solutions unit of MPS Group Inc. (NYSE:MPS), and one of the leading providers of legal staffing services, today announced that it has funded two annual scholarships of $2,500 each for incoming minority law students.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 19, 2005
Special Counsel, the legal workforce solutions unit of MPS Group Inc. (NYSE:MPS), and one of the leading providers of legal staffing services, today announced that it has funded two annual scholarships of $2,500 each for incoming minority law students. Special Counsel will award the two scholarships for the 2005 academic year, and the recipients will be eligible to apply for and receive the annual scholarship during each year of their three-year legal education program at the law school of their choice.
"We are proud to offer these scholarships to provide the opportunity for well-deserving law students to pursue their legal education and life goals," said John Marshall, president of Special Counsel. "We are committed to workplace diversity and to supporting those who will join and contribute to the legal community in the future."
David Maldonado, regional vice president of Special Counsel and its leader of diversity efforts nationally, said the company has already contributed the scholarship funds to the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity associated with the Hispanic National Bar Association, which will coordinate the selection process jointly with The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
"Special Counsel is committed to supporting minority education and promoting diversity as a positive principle," Maldonado said. "To date, law school scholarships for minority law students have been in short supply, preventing many motivated and academically qualified minority students from attending law school."
"We are deeply grateful to Special Counsel and MPS Group, Inc.
For their commitment to equitable legal education opportunity to Latino students. The Hispanic National Bar Foundation remains committed to providing Hispanics with educational opportunities in the legal profession," stated Duard Bradshaw, President of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation. "We are the first generation of Hispanic Lawyers in our nation's history and the scholarship recipients are qualified and aspiring college students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to achieve their goal of entering the legal profession."
Available U. S. Census numbers reflect approximately 52,000 Hispanic lawyers in the United States, which is less than one percent of the total number of lawyers in the US population.
About Special Counsel
Special Counsel is the leader in providing customized legal workforce solutions to corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide, including 90 percent of the largest law firms in the United States. Special Counsel provides contract, contract-to-direct hire and direct-hire solutions for general workload management, litigation support, business transaction support, pre-litigation and general document management support, as well as medical document review, deposition digesting services and court reporting services through Alderson Reporting Company. For more information, visit www. specialcounsel. com and www. aldersonreporting. com.
About MPS Group
MPS Group is the leading provider of staffing, consulting and solutions in the disciplines of information technology, finance and accounting, law, engineering and health care. MPS Group delivers its services to government entities and businesses in virtually all industries throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe. With headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., MPS Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information about MPS Group, please visit www. mpsgroup. com.
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