Carlton Fields Welcomes Summer Associate Class of 2017

May 19, 2017
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Carlton Fields is pleased to welcome its 2017 Summer Associate Class. Seven law students from three different law schools will focus on providing top notch legal services to clients, developing their legal skills, and fostering a sense of teamwork. Additionally, two of the seven summer associates are recipients of the annual Carlton Fields 1L LCLD Scholar and Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Diversity Scholarship as noted below.

Carlton Fields Summer Associate Class of 2017 (By Office)


  • Michael Youn – The George Washington University Law School


  • Aaron Holman – University of Florida Levin College of Law


  • Brianna Donet – Washington University School of Law
  • Raina Shipman – University of Florida Levin College of Law


  • Patrick Brathwaite – University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Eman Lemu – The George Washington University Law School

Washington, D.C.

  • Stephen Choi – The George Washington University Law School

Carlton Fields’ Summer Associate Program provides its class with a realistic view of life as an attorney at the firm and exposes them to as many different practice areas and lawyers as possible. Summer associates have the opportunity to meet with firm clients and participate in all aspects of the firm’s practices, whether in the office, at the closing table or in the courtroom. There are also opportunities for involvement in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, by participating in programs with local legal aid societies and participating with attorneys in Bar, civic and community activities.

As part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Carlton Fields identifies two qualifying first-year law students as participants in its 1L LCLD Scholar and Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Diversity Scholarship Program. Each successful candidate participates in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Scholar Summit and related programs. Named in honor of the firm’s late chair emeritus, Wm. Reece Smith Jr., each awardee also receives a paid position in the firm’s Summer Associate Program and a $5,000 scholarship. This year, Patrick Brathwaite and Michael Youn were selected for the scholarship based on their diverse backgrounds (including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities), high levels of performance and achievement, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and good standing as a first-year law student at an American Bar Association-accredited law school.

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