Settlement Planning Firm Launches Trial LawHER Fellowship to Support Outstanding Law Student
BUFFALO, NY, May 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Milestone Consulting Announces the Launch of its Trial LawHER Fellowship, a $ 10,000 annual scholarship awarded to a 3L law student who intends to become a litigator. The intention of this scholarship is to effect change on two fronts: to elevate rising female leaders in the litigator space and to educate litigators on the importance of settlement planning.
Applications for the inaugural year of the scholarship are open today, May 11, 2021, and will remain open through August 1, 2021. Applicants must be:
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Enrolled in a 3L Law School program for the fall semester 2021
- In good academic standing
- Planning to become a litigator
Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a law professor, a short video, and a 1,500 word essay exploring the implications of settlement planning in the context of our civil justice system.
Milestone is a nationally recognized settlement planning company dedicated to helping plaintiffs achieve a secure financial future. During his more than two decades in the industry, the founder of Milestone John bair has noticed how the space of civil justice is dominated by men and how the law school does not adequately prepare lawyers to properly support their clients at the time of settlement.
“Settlement planning is generally not a compulsory course material in law school, and so we see lawyers entering the space with minimal understanding of how a successful trial will impact welfare. be their clients’ long-term financials through no fault of their own, ”Bair said. “My mission is to bring this high level of client care to the next generation of litigators.”
Additionally, only one in three lawyers is female in today’s legal landscape. Add to this the fact that young lawyers are rarely encouraged to pursue a legal career on the side of first instance litigants, and the number of practicing female litigators is extremely low.
“I am the first to admit that a male dominated legal space is naturally prevented from reaching its full potential as an arm of our justice system,” said Bair. “For civil justice to function optimally, we need more women litigating in the courtroom.”
Bair will announce the first winner of the Trial LawHER scholarship at the end of the summer of this year, making the funds available to support his education over the next school year.
For more information on the Trial LawHER scholarship or to apply, visit http://milestoneseventh.com/trial-lawher-scholarship.
Milestone Consulting, LLC is a licensed 50 state settlement planning and management company. Milestone provides reliable financial settlement advice and strategies to ensure lifelong financial security. We work with trial lawyers and their clients to serve as a partner for the present and an advocate for the future.
SOURCE Milestone Consulting