Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog Summer Associate Wins National Scholarship
Alka Srivastava Receives One of Two DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2010 - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP (www.cshlaw.com), congratulates summer associate Alka Srivastava on winning a $10,000 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship, one of only two national scholarships awarded annually. Sirvastava was recognized at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar in Chicago last month.
"We are immensely proud of Alka's accomplishments," says Dan Hartzog, managing partner, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog. "DRI selected someone who is very deserving and Alka will be an excellent attorney."
Sirvastava is a J.D. candidate at Campbell University School of Law. She is in the top 15 percent of her class, ranking 20 out of 137 students. Her accomplishments include awards for the best brief in the 2010 Craven Holderness Moot Court Competition and 2009 Intramural Moot Court Competition, as well as first place in the 2009 Intramural Client Counseling Competition. Previously, Sirvastava served as a summer judicial clerk with the North Carolina Court of Appeals for the Honorable Rick Elmore.
The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for two worthy law students from schools accredited by the American Bar Association. Incoming second- and third-year students who are female or of ethnic descent are eligible to apply. Winners must demonstrate academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community and service to the cause of diversity.
CSH employs more than 200 people in three offices across North Carolina. Home to several notable North Carolina attorneys, CSH has specialty practice groups focused on medical and professional negligence, product liability, construction defects, workers' compensation, police and municipal law, employment law, premises liability and security, trucking/transportation law, as well as environmental and toxic torts, and land condemnation. Managing Partner Dan M. Hartzog leads the firm. He has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
About Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP:
Founded in 1992, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP is a law firm that concentrates its practice in the defense of civil claims and lawsuits, representing individuals and businesses of all types. Consistently ranked as one of the largest in North Carolina, the firm has more than 95 attorneys and three locations: Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington. The firm handles cases in a variety of practice areas, including medical and professional negligence, product liability, construction defects, police and municipal law, premises liability and security, trucking/transportation law, education law, employment law, workers' compensation claims, commercial litigation, environmental and toxic torts, and land condemnation. With its experienced litigators and support personnel utilizing the latest technology available, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP is generally recognized as one of the most creative and innovative litigation firms in the state today. For more information, visit www.cshlaw.com or call 919-828-5100.