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2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship


Lang, Richert & Patch is happy to announce the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards payment of law school tuition. Application for the Scholarship is open to both current and incoming law students who will be enrolled full or part-time during the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who will graduate by June 1, 2014 are not eligible to apply. The successful applicant must have graduated from a high school in one of the following California counties: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, or Calaveras.


Qualifications for the Scholarship: The Scholarship is awarded solely on merit and not on need. The firm’s published philosophy, adopted over ten years ago, states, "We place the interests of our clients before our own, represent clients within the law, and avoid even the appearance of impropriety in every engagement." The firm’s training of new attorneys always includes a segment on ethics, and the firm pays for attendance at courses on ethics. The staff is frequently reminded of ethical obligations, and attorneys are encouraged to consult with others in the firm as well as with the State Bar on any matters involving ethical concerns. Frank H. Lang, in whose name the Scholarship is made, embodied this philosophy and added significant luster to the practice of law in the Central Valley. Interested candidates should complete the online application form.


Application Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2014



San Diego La Raza Bar Stipend Scholarship Program


San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund proudly announces the fourth year of its Bar Stipend Scholarship Program! Bar stipends are awarded to law students in their final year of study to assist with bar examination related expenses. In awarding bar stipends, the Scholarship Fund will consider the applicant’s academic achievement, financial need, community service, leadership experience and any hardship experienced in pursuing an education. Stipends typically range from $500 to $1,500.




1. Third or fourth year law students enrolled in an ABA accredited law school in San Diego County; or a law student currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school with ties to San Diego or Imperial Counties.

2. Of Latino heritage; and/or with significant contributions to the Latino community.

3. Students who will sit for the July 2014 or February 2015 California Bar Examination.


Applications will be considered timely and reviewed only if submitted electronically to: sdlrlafund@gmail.com or hand-delivered to: Nadia Bermudez, 625 Broadway Suite 1400, San Diego, CA 92101 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. Interested candidates should complete the application form.


Application Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2014



2014 Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship


As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established this Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. The Hanson Scholarship is an annual award to be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00.


Selection Criteria and Procedures: Each candidate must be a female law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school and has not graduated. Preference will be given to current or former residents of Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare Counties, especially if they intend to practice in these counties. Primary considerations are academic achievement and the breadth and depth of the applicant’s extra-curricular and community activities. Financial need and demonstrated leadership capabilities are also taken into consideration. Applications may be obtained from the Fresno County Women Lawyer’s Scholarship Committee by calling (559) 237-6800, faxing your request to (559) 237-6807, or emailing your request to nstegall@cv-familylaw.com. Each applicant is required to submit verification of law school grade point average and income with the application. Failure to include the required verifications will result in the application not being considered.


Application Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2014



California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship Registration


The California Bar Foundation's Diversity Scholarship financially supports first-year California law students with the goal of furthering diversity in the legal profession. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Rising first-year law students are invited to apply by the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their first semester of law school.


The Diversity Scholarship provides $7,500 in restricted funding intended to cover costs associated with attending law school, i.e. tuition, fees, books and related educational expenses.  Click here to apply.


Application Deadline to Apply: June 4, 2014