Christian and Small Awards First Diversity Scholarship to Cumberland School of Law Student

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Second year law student Veronica Williams is first recipient of the $5000 award.

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The law firm of Christian & Small is pleased to announce it has awarded the first Christian & Small LLP Diversity Scholarship to Cumberland School of Law student Veronica Williams. The $5,000 award is given to a second year law student who has a competitive GPA, does not receive other academic assistance and shows a commitment to diversity in the legal profession.

“We’re committed to diversity at Christian & Small and Veronica is the kind of person we want to see more of in our applicant pool,” said Debbie Smith, Managing Partner of Christian & Small. “Through her academic and professional work and her commitment to our community, she shows great promise as a future lawyer and an active, concerned member of the community.”

Williams, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fisk University, is a Dean’s List student at Cumberland. She has worked as a volunteer intern under Jefferson County Family Court Judge Elise Barclay and a volunteer law clerk for Judge Shanta Owens. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Magic City Bar Association, Lifeline Adoption Services, Family Court Paternity Circuit Docket and as a Civics Instructor for the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama.

About Christian & Small LLP
Christian & Small represents a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast and the nation with clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. By matching highly experienced lawyers with specific client needs, Christian & Small develops innovative, effective and efficient solutions for clients. Christian & Small focuses on the areas of litigation, business and tax.

Christian & Small LLP is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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