Third year student Frank J. Terrazas accepted the Bonnie Reading Memorial Scholarship on November 16, 2012 at the annual Norby Awards Dinner, which was held in the Ballroom at the San Diego County Bar Association.
The Bonnie Reading Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Certified Family Law Specialists Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) to a law student who shows dedication and commitment to the area of family law and plans to practice family law in the San Diego area.
For the last six years, Terrazas has worked as a paralegal for Stanwood Johnson, CFLS and has helped organize several Family Law CLE Seminars. Not only has his knowledge in family law expanded, but he currently makes appearances as a Certified Law Student.
“I never thought I would enjoy family law but it has found me and I see the huge potential to develop as a litigator, which has always been my focus, and to connect with your clients better” said Terrazas.
Terrazas attributes this recognition to his family law coursework and being active in the family law section of the SDCBA. “It is a very prestigious award within the local family law bar,” said Terrazas. “The scholarship is awarded to only one law student in the county and I beat out over 30 applicants from the area law schools.”
Terrazas plans to open a solo practice in San Diego after graduating and passing the bar. “It is extremely rewarding to help guide a client through one of the most difficult times in their lives,” he explained.