When Alamea detailed to us her desire to dedicate herself to helping people with disabilities fully enforce their rights under the law, we were exited to help further that mission in some small way.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2016
Nationally-recognized California-based Personal Injury law firm The Reeves Law Group is pleased to announce the 2015 winner of its $2500 legal education scholarship. The winner is third year Florida International law student and newlywed, Alamea Deedee Bitran of Miami, Florida.
Currently ranked in the top 5% of her law school class, Alamea’s application was chosen from among dozens of submissions who were tasked with answering the following question: what is your dream contribution to society? How do you, as a future attorney, plan to help the less fortunate. Alamea’s essay detailed her background as an ASL-certified volunteer in audiology, experience helping the hearing-impaired navigate the Americans with Disability Act, and her future desire to work as a public interest law advocate, and was the clear standout.
“Finding out I won $2500 to help complete my law degree hours before I was walking down the aisle on my wedding day, was truly a dream come true,” said Alamea. “I did receive several interesting looks from my family as I was returning emails with the firm while walking into wedding photos with my family, but of all the distractions you can have on your big day, this was a good one.”
Alamea’s road to law school was not an ordinary one. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a degree in Health Sciences, she initially accepted a full academic scholarship to study Audiology at the University of Maryland. But after listening to a visiting attorney talk about the Americans with Disability Act she got the legal bug and soon left her doctoral program for law school.
“Public interest law is something that is very close to our hearts here at The Reeves Law Group and giving back to society is at the core of our pro bono work efforts in the office,” said firm founder Robert Reeves. “When Alamea detailed to us her desire to dedicate herself to helping people with disabilities fully enforce their rights under the law, we were exited to help further that mission in some small way.”
The American with Disability Act (ADA) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. First passed in 1990, the ADA was a landmark law that prevented companies from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. According to the most recent US Census in 2010, there exist 56.7 million Americans who live with a disability.
For more information on The Reeves Group Scholarship and to consider submitting an application for 2016 please visit http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/
About The Reeves Law Group:
The Reeves Law Group is a personal and accident injury law firm based in Southern California with over twenty-five years experience. The firm has won millions in jury verdicts and its attorneys have been rated top practitioners in the field of personal injury by Newsweek, Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Associations, and many others. For a free case review call 800-644-8000 or visit them online at http://www.RobertReevesLaw.com.