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Fish & Richardson Announces Participation in 2014 OnRamp Fellowship Program

September 25, 2014

Press Releases

Fish & Richardson Announces Participation in 2014 OnRamp Fellowship Program

September 25, 2014

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Boston, MA, September 25, 2014 – Fish & Richardson announced today that it will offer one-year, paid fellowships to women lawyers re-entering the legal profession through the OnRamp Fellowship Program. Fish is one of 15 top law firms that have joined the OnRamp program.

“These 15 law firms are innovative pioneers,” said Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder of the OnRamp Fellowship. “By participating in the program, they are benefitting the profession as well as their own firms by forging a new pathway back for women lawyers who took a break and want to return.”

Women lawyers who are selected to participate in the highly competitive Fellowship program are provided with a partner advisor at the firm as well as training and career counseling.

Fish has an impressive roster of women in leadership positions, including two of the firm’s four practice group leaders: Ann Cathcart Chaplin, Litigation Practice Group Leader, and Cynthia Johnson Walden, Trademark and Copyright Practice Group Leader. Additional women leaders include Kristen McCallion, Copyright Group Chair; and Dorothy Whelan, Post-Grant Practice Group Co-Chair.

“Fish is pleased to pioneer the OnRamp Fellowship,” said Natalie Arbaugh, chair of Fish EMPOWER Women’s Initiative. “Too many smart, talented women walk away from the legal profession. We hope that innovative programs such as this will help more of them return.”

The OnRamp Fellowship is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for one-year, paid positions. This unique experiential learning program gives returning women lawyers – many of whom have opted out of the legal field for a period of time to raise children – an opportunity to demonstrate their value in the marketplace while also broadening their experience, skills, and legal contacts. For more information, visit www.OnRampFellowship.com.

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