$500 Scholarship To Reward Students Planning On Pursuing A Career In Criminal Defense

Press Release updated: Sep 25, 2017 13:12 PDT

The offices of Robert M. Helfend, attorney at law, are proud to announce that they have begun accepting applications for the 2018 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is open to full-time college students, who are either in law school or planning on pursuing a career in criminal defense. The scholarship is open to students throughout the United States. The winner will be judged on the strength of a 600-word essay, written about one of three topics:

  1. Representing under-served communities in the criminal justice system
  2. Equal protection under the law in modern day practice
  3. State vs. federal law: Is marijuana illegal?

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2018 and the winner will be announced the following month. Students are asked to direct questions and submit their applications to [email protected]

You can find complete information about the scholarship, including background information, requirements and application steps here.

Robert M. Helfend has served the Los Angeles area as a criminal defense attorney for 33 years. He attended the University of California-Berkeley as an undergraduate and he completed his law degree at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He has practiced as a criminal defense attorney exclusively since 1984, representing a range of clients in more than 65 jury trials throughout Southern California.

He values the selflessness, hard work and dedication it requires to pursue a career in criminal defense, and would like to reward a student who shows those virtues.

For more information, contact [email protected] with any questions, and find full scholarship application details here: https://www.robertmhelfend.com/law-school-scholarship

13101 Washington Blvd., Suite 464
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Source: Robert M. Helfend, Attorney at Law

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