Freeborn & Peters LLP Announces Recipients of 2021 Diversity Scholarship Award

CHICAGO –  Freeborn & Peters LLP announces the recipients of the firm’s inaugural Diversity Scholarship Award, a program designed to continue the firm’s commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive working environment and strengthen diversity and inclusion in the practice of law. 

As a result of their outstanding accomplishments, Freeborn has named law students Ivanovich Almonte and Jamel Gross-Cassel the recipients of this year’s scholarship. Ivan and Jamel will be awarded $5,000 to be used towards law school tuition or other school-related expenses.

“We are so impressed by both Ivan and Jamel’s applications and their overall involvement within their respective law schools,” said Christine Hollis, Freeborn’s Director of Attorney Recruiting, Development and Diversity. “They each provided compelling applications detailing their experience, overall goals in the legal profession and why they find diversity in law to be important. The firm congratulates Ivan and Jamel, and wishes them both the best of luck with the upcoming school year.”

Ivanovich Almonte is currently a legal student at St. John’s University School of Law in New York, and Jamel Gross-Cassel is attending Fordham University School of Law in New York. Both applicants showed incredible academic merit, commitment to the pursuit of diversity and inclusion in the legal field, and excellent leadership qualities and community involvement.

Freeborn and its Diversity & Inclusion Committee believes that people with different backgrounds and cultures make us stronger as an organization and allows us to deliver better results for our clients. We are focused on ensuring our attorneys and employees reflect the communities in which we practice, and are equally committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive working environment throughout our firm at all levels.

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