Year Up South Florida Recognizes Bilzin Sumberg with Champion Award for July 2020

Year Up South Florida
Press Release
July 28, 2020
Miami, FL -- Bilzin Sumberg is proud to be the recipient of the July 2020 Champion Award awarded by Year Up South Florida, a nonprofit workforce development program for motivated and talented young adults.

The Champion Award recognizes an individual or organization that has continually advocated for Year Up students by connecting them with resources and supporting Year Up in closing the opportunity divide. 

Bilzin Sumberg's partnership with Year Up began in early 2019, as part of its commitment to create a more diverse legal industry. Through this partnership, the firm is supporting Year Up in identifying opportunities to provide interns with an enriching work experience that introduces them to the legal profession and related support work as possible career paths, while also expanding and diversifying the firm's talent pool.     

"We are honored to receive this recognition and proud to have some Year Up students as part of our team," said Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Bilzin Sumberg's Managing Partner. "Year Up interns have made us a better firm; they have given us insight into new ways of thinking that enhance our client services every single day. We trust that we have been able to provide them with tools for the future and expect great things to come." 

Bilzin Sumberg strives for diversity in the legal industry. The firm's Diversity Committee is constantly working to improve the culture of inclusion by providing education to promote understanding and inclusion, and perpetuating a welcoming work environment. Bilzin Sumberg is involved in many programs, like Year Up and Street Law, which promote diverse recruiting efforts and is working diligently to pave the way for the next generation of attorneys emerging from these programs. 

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.  The Firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public/private partnerships. For more information, please visit 
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