Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. selected Aisha E. Alcaraz as its Diversity Legal Writing Program Scholar.
The Diversity Legal Writing Program provides second-year law students at Arizona State University with practical clerking experience in private law firms within Maricopa County.
As a participant in the program, Alcaraz has been offered the opportunity to clerk for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli for the entire spring semester. In addition to gaining valuable clerking experience, the firm will also provide Alcaraz with a $5,000 scholarship.
Alcaraz will attend weekly training sessions designed to enhance her writing skills, teach her about the firm environment and discuss practical tips for the practice of law.
She will clerk 12 hours each week, where she will complete projects assigned by her mentoring attorney, Ashley Villaverde Halvorson. Halvorson will mentor Alcaraz by providing feedback regarding each of her projects in an effort to improve her legal writing skills.
“As a member of both the JSH Diversity Committee and JSH Recruiting Committee, I have enjoyed serving as a mentor for this program and getting to know the outstanding student participants. We administer our program very similarly to our summer clerkship program, and have been fortunate to have a few program alumni in our associate ranks,” Halvorson said.