When I think about how demanding law school is, I know it’s going to be an incredible challenge for a single parent to make it through.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Divorce law firm Katz & Phillips, PA created a new scholarship for law students this week, this one aimed at single parents working their way through law school.
Firm founder David Katz says that his team has worked with numerous single parents, and knows how hard returning to school can be when raising a child alone. The $1,000 Katz & Phillips Single Parent Scholarship is meant to help ease that burden.
“Even as part of a married couple, it’s not easy to balance my work and family life,” he said. “When I think about how demanding law school is, I know it’s going to be an incredible challenge for a single parent to make it through.”
Katz says that many single parents are unable to work when they start school, so they rely on grants, scholarships and loans. By providing the Single Parent Scholarship the firm hopes to make tuition less of a burden.
“The reality is that higher education is not equally accessible to everyone,” he said. “We recognize the extra challenges a single parent faces and we want to help open the door to everyone.”
Katz & Phillips provides a number of scholarships to law students, which Katz says is part of a mission to support future lawyers.
“Practicing law is a rewarding career,” he said. “If someone has the talent and passion to become a lawyer, then we feel that they should have the chance to do so. They shouldn’t be held back by marital status. Ultimately, if they succeed as an attorney they can make a better life for their children as well.”
Application guidelines 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