Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Aisha E. Alcaraz has been selected as our 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, Ms. Alcaraz has been offered the opportunity to clerk for JSH. for the entire spring semester. In addition to gaining valuable clerking experience, the firm will also provide Ms. Alcaraz with a $5,000 scholarship.
Ms. Alcaraz will be attending weekly training sessions designed to enhance her writing skills, teach her about the firm environment, and discuss practical tips for the practice of law. Ms. Alcaraz will clerk 12 hours each week, where she will complete projects assigned by her mentoring attorney, Ashley Villaverde Halvorson. Ms. Halvorson will mentor Ms. 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,” said Halvorson.
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is one of the largest and most experienced defense trial law firms in Arizona. Having been in business for 33 years, the firm specializes in trial practice; insurance coverage; defense of corporations; self-insureds; governmental entities and insurance carriers. For additional information please visit www.jshfirm.com or call 602.263.1798.