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Sills Cummis & Gross Proudly Supports the Garden State Bar Association’s 44th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala

June 20, 2019

Sills Cummis & Gross proudly supported the Garden State Bar Association’s 44th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala by sponsoring a scholarship for a current law student.  David I. Rosen, Chair of the Firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group, and Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr., Associate in the Practice Group, presented the scholarship to the deserving recipient at the Gala which was held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal in Princeton, New Jersey on June 15, 2019.

Creating and maintaining a diverse workplace is of paramount importance to Sills Cummis & Gross. The Firm has always been an advocate of minority hiring practices and is involved in a number of minority hiring, retention and diversity initiatives. Sills Cummis & Gross also encourages its lawyers to actively participate in minority bar associations and local and national women’s groups. 

The Garden State Bar Association (GSBA) was created to support African-American and other attorneys of color to gain and maintain permanence in the legal profession in the State of New Jersey. In an effort to give back to the community, twenty-six (26) years ago, the GSBA created a Scholarship Fund to help African-American law students attending schools in New Jersey. Traditionally, one student from each of New Jersey’s law schools was chosen to receive a scholarship. However, the GSBA has expanded the scholarship program to permit New Jersey residents attending law schools outside of New Jersey to apply.


Pictured above from left to right: Dara A. Govan, Esq. (AUSA/GSBA Immediate Past President), William Rogers, Esq. (Skoloff & Wolfe/ GSBA President), Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr., Esq. (Sills Cummis & Gross), Alexis Miller (Scholarship Recipient and Rutgers Law Student), David I. Rosen, Esq. (Sills Cummis & Gross), Sobande Afolabi, Esq. (Neighborhood Health Services Corporation/Chair, GSBA Scholarship Committee), Joyce Maxberry, Esq. (AUSA/Scholarship Committee Member)


Pictured above from left to right: David I. Rosen and Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr. (Sills Cummis & Gross)