May 25, 2010
Cadwalader Attorneys Mentor Brooklyn High School
Attorneys from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, were honored to serve as mentors to James Madison High School students in Brooklyn, New York, at the 2010 New York State Mock Trial Tournament. The high school out-argued over 600 public and private schools competing in New York State and today became the 2010 State Champions.
“This is a significant accomplishment for a group of hard working and dedicated students,” stated William Natbony, Counsel in the firm’s Litigation department and supervisor of the firm’s mentoring efforts on behalf of James Madison High School. “We are so proud of the students for their perseverance, dedication and their commitment to learning,” he said.
Cadwalader has had a long term relationship with James Madison High School. The firm is one of the founding members of the Citywide MENTOR program which pairs law firms with public high schools. Since 1982, Cadwalader’s commitment of resources to and its relationship with James Madison High School has grown tremendously. Currently, approximately 25 attorneys and staff participate in this specialized program designed for students with an interest in the law. Cadwalader continues to host lectures, discussion groups and events both at the school and at the firm’s offices, as part of this mentoring program.
About James Madison High School
James Madison High School is a public high school located in Brooklyn, New York, servicing grades 9 through 12. Built over 75 years ago, the school has graduated four Nobel Prize Winners, famous musicians, authors, politicians, sport figures and a current United States Supreme Court Justice. The school’s motto is “Education is the True Foundation of Civil Liberty.”
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