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Paul Peralta recent panelist for UNC Jacquez - de Varona Legal - Virtual Panel Discussion

November 2020

MVA Litigation Member Paul Peralta participated in a virtual panel discussion in support of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Jacquez - de Varona Legal Fellowship (Fellowship) on October 14. The event served as the Fellowship’s kickoff event and offered practical tips and advice to participating law students. Several Hispanic/Latino lawyers from across North Carolina joined Paul within the discussion including the Honorable Albert Diaz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Hosted by the UNC Hispanic Latino Law Student Association the Fellowship connects Hispanic/Latino law students with attorney-mentors from North Carolina’s leading law firms. The program aims to create a pipeline to practice by providing professional growth and networking opportunities for participating students throughout the academic school year. This gives fellows a unique advantage as they work through the challenges of law school, job applications, and summer placement. Fellows are expected to meet with their mentor once per month.

Moore & Van Allen has signed-on to serve as a sponsor of the effort in its inaugural year and is thrilled to support the Fellowships’ success. Additionally, MVA attorneys Joe Fernandez, Sonny Ha, Luis Lluberas, Raquel Macgregor, and John Slaughter have volunteered to serve as mentors within the program.