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GREENSPOON MARDER SUPPORTS THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION CRUMP LAW CAMP AND
EVETT L. SIMMONS MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Washington, D.C. – August 4, 2017 – Greenspoon Marder was proud to support The National Bar Association’s Crump Law Camp and shareholder Evett L. Simmons’ Mock Trial Competition. Now in its 17th year, the NBA Crump Law Camp, which is a two-week summer camp convened at the famed Howard University, is designed to provide high school students with an enjoyable and comprehensive introduction to the challenges of a legal education.
The Camp offers annually approximately 32 students of diverse backgrounds and races an introduction to law school and the skills required to be an effective lawyer. The faculty and staff are comprised of members of the legal and education community, including lawyers, teachers and law professors. Open primarily to tenth and eleventh grade students, the curriculum not only includes guest lecturers but field trips and a mock trial competition.
Each Law Camp attendee competes in the Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition for a chance to participate in the finals, which are held during the National Bar Association’s Annual Convention. The winner receives a laptop computer, provided by Greenspoon Marder. With only 10 percent of the nation’s lawyers being people of color, the primary goal of the NBA Crump Law Camp is to encourage young students of color to improve their grades in high school, attend college and enter law school. Ms. Simmons began the Law Camp in 2001 during her term as president of the National Bar Association, and named the camp after John Crump, the Executive Director Emeritus of the National Bar Association, for his years of service.
Ms. Simmons is the Chair of Greenspoon Marder’s Diversity Committee. She is also a former member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, the State of Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, and the Board of Directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Florida Southern College and the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Additionally, Ms. Simmons is on The Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
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