Partner and co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Litigation Department Jim Herschlein recently spoke with Bloomberg BNA regarding Kaye Scholer’s and other law firms’ increased efforts to help veterans through pro bono programs as well as their attempts to hire lawyers who have served in the military.
In May, Kaye Scholer participated in a newly-created legal career fair for veterans. Many of the lawyers at the fair were part of the Judge Advocate General Corps, more commonly known as the JAG Corps, in their respective branches.
In his interview with Bloomberg, Herschlein explained that often the JAG lawyers will be considered part of a class with associates who graduated a few years later. The goal is to give the lawyers a chance to learn the legal skills they may not have acquired while in the military and to adjust to the private sector.
The assignment, however, isn’t necessarily permanent, and can be reevaluated after the lawyer has worked at the firm as part of the annual review process.
“We know that she’s had great experience on her feet as part of JAG,” Herschlein says about the veteran that Kaye Scholer recently hired from the career fair.