January 31, 2012
Cohen Seglias Hosts 2nd Annual “Building Futures” Program
Law Firm Gives Back to Community by Mentoring Young Students
PHILADELPHIA – On January 31, 2012, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC hosted 10 students from Morrisville High School, located in Morrisville, PA. The students are members of the “Morrisville Achievers Club” (MAC), an academic club focused on organization, integrity and academics. MAC is comprised of 9th-12th grade students from diverse backgrounds who have been identified as potential leaders in the school community. The students were accompanied by Morrisville English teacher and MAC organizer Kenneth Kelman, and Learning Support instructor Traci Coley.
“We were very pleased to welcome the MAC students back to Cohen Seglias for a second time. Our goal was to provide exposure to all facets of the practice of law that may not have been on the kids’ radars. The firm hoped to demonstrate that a career in the industry can be accessible, regardless of background,” said Lane F. Kelman, Partner with Cohen Seglias.
During the visit to the firm, Kelman gave the students a behind-the-scenes tour, stopping by the offices of many of the attorneys and staff to learn about their jobs, backgrounds and everyday routines.
Following the tour, the students enjoyed lunch, where various members of the firm, including Jason A. Copley, Managing Partner of the Firm, Marc Furman, Chair of the Labor & Employment Group, Kerstin Isaacs, Marketing Director, Kenneth Mascaro, Facilities Manager and associate Wendy C. Bennett, a Morrisville alumna, spoke with the students and answered questions. At the end of the event each student was presented with a “Building Futures” t-shirt and a bag filled with school supplies.
Photo Caption: Wearing hard hats, MAC students pose Lane F. Kelman, Partner with Cohen Seglias and Morrisville High teachers Kenneth Kelman and Traci Coley.