News Emma Jobinpicard - MLK, Jr. Program Intern Honored at Reception

Emma Jobinpicard - MLK, Jr. Program Intern Honored at Reception

The 2017 Class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interns recently completed their summer of service. NPLS hosted Emma Jobinpicard at our Williamsport office.  The class was honored at a reception held July 25, 2017. The featured speaker at the reception was Sharon Lopez, Esq., President of the PA Bar Association and a member of the first MLK class of interns twenty-five years ago.

Below are videos featuring Sharon Lopez' remarks at the reception and the remarks of intern Jessyca Byssainthe, a third-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, who spoke on behalf of the Class of 2017. Also included in the playlist is a video of the entire program.

Others offering remarks at the event included Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, the coordinator of the MLK, Jr. Program, James DeAngelo, President of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Board of Directors and Sam Milkes, Executive Director of PLAN. Each of the interns was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their service and a commemorative paperweight.

The interns honored included:

Chantel Briggs
Community Justice Project

Jessyca Byssainthe
Neighborhood Legal Services Association

John Harris
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Emma Jobinpicard
North Penn Legal Services

Marissa Lawall
Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Supriya Philips
MidPenn Legal Services

Deokhee Ryu
Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Liam Thomas
Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project

Chandra Ulinfun
Regional Housing Legal Services

Lauren Wilmer
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Elizabeth Wolfe
Laurel Legal Services

The event also featured the release of the 2017 edition of The Drum Major, a collection of essays prepared by the participants in the Martin Luther King Internship Program reflecting on their summer working in legal services. The 2017 Drum Major can be viewed by clicking here.

We thank the interns for their summer of service and wish them the best as they continue their quest to embark on a career in the law.