July 18, 2012
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce that Johnmack Cohen, a first-year student at Rutgers School of Law – Newark, has been selected as the Firm’s 2012 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. In 2006, Sills Cummis & Gross established the Scholarship Fund on behalf of the family, friends and colleagues of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh who, prior to his appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, was a valued Member of the Firm for 17 years. Judge Walsh was also an adjunct professor at the law school.
Mr. Cohen was chosen for his scholarship, leadership qualities and commitment to using the law to help others. Mr. Cohen’s decision to practice law “is rooted in an intrinsic desire to separate right from wrong…” Mr. Cohen received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick) in 2011.
The Charles J. Walsh Scholar Fund will provide financial and other assistance to Mr. Cohen in the form of scholarship support, summer internship stipends, mentorship during law school and career guidance.
Max Crane, Managing Partner, stated: “Johnmack is our sixth Charles J. Walsh Scholar and watching the interaction of young law students with our attorneys serves to make our commitment to the New Jersey law school community worthwhile. Sharing our experience as mentors for young law students enriches the Firm as a whole. We are pleased to welcome Johnmack as a first year law clerk this summer. Chuck would have heartily endorsed this ongoing program.”