Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
Traffic attorneys Katz & Phillips, PA announced a new scholarship this week for veterans of the armed forces pursuing a law degree.
The $1,000 Law Scholarship for Veterans is the first of its kind offered by Katz & Phillips, which issues a number of law school scholarships every year. It’s aimed at high-achieving, passionate law students who are either current or retired members of the military.
David Katz, the firm’s founder, says veterans bring valuable skills to the field of law.
“We believe that military service instills a sense of ethics, justice and self-discipline that is extremely valuable to the legal profession,” he said. “Serving the law is a natural transition from serving our nation in the military.”
The scholarship is meant to help ease financial barriers and make law school as accessible as possible, Katz says.
“Law school is challenging for every student. It’s designed to be that way,” he said. “But it’s even more difficult when a student faces financial difficulties. We want to take away those obstacles so that anyone with a passion for law has an equal chance.”
Katz says that’s especially important for veterans.
“These are people who have sacrificed and taken on substantial risk to serve our country,” he said. “We want them to be able to pursue the career they want once they return to civilian life.”
The scholarship is open to veterans of any branch of service, who served at home or overseas, who are attending or have been accepted to law school. Details and an application can be found online.
About David Katz:
David S. Katz is a Florida criminal defense attorney and a founding partner of Katz & Phillips, PA. Nationally recognized as a leader in DUI defense, he has trained numerous attorneys in defense strategies for criminal cases and has suppressed prosecution evidence in hundreds of cases. Katz & Phillips always put the client's best outcome first. They can be contacted at:
Katz & Phillips, PA
509 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804