“Creating opportunities for our law student members is of top priority” says Doralyn De Dios, President of the Dominican Bar Association.
The Faviola Soto Internship Program is named after a trailblazer in the Dominican community. Judge Soto paved the way for many of our current judges. Not only is Judge Soto the first Judge of Dominican descent in New York State but also the first Hispanic to sit in the Court of Claims. She was elected to the Civil Court of the City of New York in 1994. She later became an Acting Justice of the New York County Supreme Court in 2002 and in 2006 she was appointed to the New York City Court of Claims by Governor George Pataki. Judge
Soto obtained her law degree from New York Law School in 1978 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from CUNY in 1975.
For law students having the opportunity to intern for a judge is an invaluable experience. You learn essential skills and gain meaningful relationships through clerkships. It is only fitting that an organization that fosters professional excellence and values connections develop a program of this kind.
This internship program will be an eight-week virtual internship program starting June 2021. We encourage all DBA law student members to apply and take advantage of this rewarding opportunity. For more information on how to apply please visit our website www.dominicanbarassociation.org.
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