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Bingham McHale completes fourth year in Providence Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

06.08.2011

Bingham McHale LLP recently wrapped up its fourth academic year participating in Providence Cristo Rey High School’s Corporate Work Study Program, which offers a rigorous combination of college preparatory classes and external job opportunities to students in preparation for their university studies. Over the course of the academic year, freshman Omar Ramirez spent eight hours per week at Bingham McHale LLP indexing, filing, typing and running errands, while gaining valuable work experience.

“We are grateful for the chance to serve Providence Cristo Rey High School and provide these students with a firsthand opportunity to experience how Bingham McHale LLP functions within the community, all while ensuring these students continue receiving a top-notch education,” said W. Tobin McClamroch, managing partner of the firm. “We want to thank Omar for his hard work and professionalism. The quality of service he provided indicates he is ready and prepared to take the next step in his educational and professional life.”

Providence Cristo Rey students work one day a week at Indianapolis companies like Bingham McHale LLP, gaining valuable experience and earning 60 percent of their yearly high school tuition. The Corporate Work Study Program makes a private, college preparatory education affordable to families facing economic challenges.

“Bingham McHale is a great place to work,” Ramirez said. “They really take the time to get to know you, and they’re all great and friendly people. I’ve learned so much this year.”

Ramirez concluded his time of service with Bingham McHale in early June. He is looking forward to taking part in the work study program again next year.

Providence Cristo Rey High School is one of two local high schools with which Bingham McHale LLP has formed a partnership. The firm also has a longstanding relationship with T. C. Howe Community High School, part of the Indianapolis Public School system. Bingham McHale LLP attorneys have been involved with Howe High School for more than 15 years through a variety of programs, including one-on-one mentoring, classroom reading and the Street Law program.

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Bingham McHale LLP is a multidisciplinary business law firm serving regional, national and international clients, with offices in Indianapolis, Jasper and Vincennes, Ind. Bingham McHale LLP attorneys were ranked first tier in Indianapolis in nine categories by The Best Lawyers in America 2010.

Providence Cristo Rey High School is a Catholic co-educational college preparatory secondary school created exclusively for students from economically disadvantaged families living in urban Indianapolis. Opened to students in the fall of 2007, Providence Cristo Rey is part of a growing Cristo Rey Network of schools that has proven to be successful in 24 schools across the country. Providence Cristo Rey combines rigorous classroom instruction with real-life corporate work study experiences for its students by partnering with businesses and corporations in the Indianapolis area.

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