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June 30, 2022

Berkowitz Oliver Paralegals Parmenter, Long Present to 2022 KCMBF Student Law Academy

On June 22, 2022, Berkowitz Oliver paralegals LeeAnn Parmenter and Samantha Long participated in a panel discussion with the 2022 KCMBF Student Law Academy, comprised of local high school juniors and seniors with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal profession. Parmenter, Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA) President, and Long, KCPA Second Vice-President, participated on the panel with others, discussing the different paths they took to the same career and highlighting what being a paralegal means in the legal industry. According to Parmenter, “the students asked insightful questions and it was a wonderful experience to meet these driven young men and women.”

The Student Law Academy was created by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation in 2019 in partnership with local non-profit The Partnership for Regional Preparation-Kansas City (PREP-KC). It aspires to serve as a future pipeline to diversify Kansas City’s legal community. Its mission is to provide underserved urban high school students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, meaningful exposure to careers in the legal profession and a broad overview of the legal system.