&Legal is a full-service law firm that provides creative solutions to their clients.
Hi, I’m Darian, and I’m the donor of the & Legal Entrepreneur Scholarship. Students get to work with us for an internship over 12 months as a law clerk. There’s a mentorship program; I sit down and we spend time going through their business ideas and their business and they’ve been quite successful so far doing that.
& Legal’s been around for 20-plus years. I took over the firm from an older gentleman; he started in the 70s, so it’s an old firm with a new name. We are a full-service law firm. We’re here to help our clients and it’s all about solutions for clients and how to help people out, so that’s part of why we decided to create this scholarship.
We found that we were getting these great applicants, great law students coming out of uni, and they just didn’t have that little bit of the commercial experience that our clients needed. So, through this, we’re trying to give our students that come through it some experience and some exposure to the commerce, to what’s important to clients and how it works.