All students who completed the pilot program and took the July 2019 Florida Bar exam passed! Congratulations to everyone who passed the July 2019 Florida Bar exam. This is one of many steps on the #journeytoesquire, next stop swearing in ceremony!
We have have a new name and logo to reflect our growing mission and impact. "Journey to Esquire: Scholarship & Leadership Program" captures the work we are doing with law students to move beyond diversity and inclusion and into training and developing diverse law students who will become lawyers who lead, mentor, and inspire. Look out for us on social media @JourneytoEsq and our new website www.journeytoesquire.com.
We're so excited to tell you all about the new class of students, and our new podcast and blog. Stay tuned!
DAP Founder Joseline Jean-Louis Hardrick honored with The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Diversity Award
In June 2019, at The Florida Bar Annual Convention, Joseline Jean-Louis Hardrick, received the Young Lawyers Division Diversity Award for her work with Diversity Access Pipeline. DAP extends its gratitude to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division for its recognition and continued support!
DAP will have its first bar preparation seminar on March 9, 2019. The seminar will be led by Tishia Dunham, President of Agape Bar Preparation Services, Inc. and former Stetson College of Law professor. It will have numerous seats available to students attending Stetson University College of Law, WMU Cooley Law School-Tampa Bay campus and other Florida law schools who are interested in working in Tampa Bay upon graduation. Priority will be given to third year students and second time test takers. Stay tuned for more details!
The Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) sponsors entrepreneur, author, and attorney Deanna Singh for DAP's Inaugural Graduation celebrating the Class of 2019 on March 20, 2019 at 5:30 at the Portico Cafe. Thanks HAWL!
The Hillsborough County Bar Association invites DAP Scholars to select modules of its 2018-19 Bar Leadership Institute. Joseline Hardrick, DAP Founder and Co-Chair, and Sumayya Saleh, DAP Co-Chair, graduated from the 2017-18 Class. Thank you HCBA!
The Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter has invited DAP scholars to all of its events. Thank you FBA Tampa Bay YLD and specifically Joanne Grages-Burnett who has been extraordinarily supportive of DAP.
The St. Petersburg Bar Association has agreed to sponsor a $1,500 DAP scholarship during the 2018-2019 pilot program. It has also agreed to give access to DAP scholars to its events throughout the year, and circulate DAP announcements to its membership.
Thank you St. Pete Bar!
The Bench Bar Fund for the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida awards grant to the Diversity Access Pipeline to present writing workshop and scholarship to promote diverse law students to apply and compete for federal clerkships in the Middle District.
The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee awarded the George Edgecomb Bar Association with a Voluntary Bar Association Diversity Grant to implement the pilot program with Diversity Access Pipeline.