Mary is hardworking and dedicated to her academic career, and she has been inspired by others to excel in this male-dominated field of law.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
The Pearce Law Firm, P.C awarded today the 2014-2015 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Mary Johnston from Bridgewater, New Jersey. Mary just finished attending her first year at William and Mary Law School.
This annual scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage and support outstanding achievement and leadership by example from women in the field of law. The scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement, school & community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities & financial need.
The award was created by Philadelphia personal injury attorney and founder of The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., Edith Pearce to inspire talented females enrolled in law school to compete and excel in the law. In a ceremony held at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. in Philadelphia, Ms. Pearce commented that “Mary is exactly the type of person we were looking for in creating this scholarship. Mary is hardworking and dedicated to her academic career, and she has been inspired by others to excel in this male-dominated field of law. Ms. Pearce noted that Mary worked two jobs while an undergraduate at The College of New Jersey, where she graduated with a 3.95 GPA. While in college, Mary maintained a job as a student clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, in addition to completing three internships with the United States Marshals Service. While at the US Marshals Service for three semesters, Mary grew close to and was inspired by one of her female supervisors to go to law school and excel as a woman attorney.
In awarding the $2,000 scholarship, Ms. Pearce stated, “The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award the Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Mary Johnston.”
The Pearce Law Firm is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Its founder, Edith Pearce is a highly sought after trial attorney who has received numerous awards including being named to Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 7 times by Philadelphia Magazine, and a Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Pearce Law Firm is one of the few personal injury law firms in Philadelphia founded and owned exclusively by a female lawyer.