South Florida law firm awards $2,500 scholarship to law student committed to reducing stigma and prejudice in the legal system.
DAVIE, Fla., Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Winston Law, a personal injury firm, proudly announces its 2023 An End to Stigma Within the Justice System Scholarship winner.
Blake Krawl, a student at the University of California at Long Beach, is the recipient of the inaugural An End to Stigma Within the Justice System Scholarship offered by Winston Law. The scholarship awards Mr. Krawl with $2,500 toward his educational costs as a law student at the UCLA School of Law.
The scholarship supports efforts to reduce stigma and prejudice in the legal system. As a civil trial lawyer, Brad Winston has witnessed the effects that stigma and prejudice can have on the outcome of a case. He and the Winston Law team of attorneys continue to seek to inspire the next generation to take on these issues and reduce misconduct in the justice system.
Scholarship applicants submitted essays about their experiences with stigma. Each offered their perspective on how prejudice affects the legal system and access to justice, and solutions for creating greater equity.
Mr. Winston and the scholarship review committee selected Mr. Krawl in part for his extensive work toward ending the stigma attached to individuals with criminal records. It's a situation Krawl has experience personally. He began attending community college while on probation in California. Earlier this year, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and has been accepted to the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles.
"We were impressed by Blake's essay, especially his personal story and how he linked his experiences as a victim of prejudice," said Winston, founding partner of Winston Law. "He provided solutions for erasing the stigmas and prejudices that create barriers to justice for criminal offenders in our society."
About Winston Law
Founded in 1989, Winston Law consistently secures substantial settlements for its clients. Founding Partner Bradley Winston has been named a Super Lawyer in Florida and South Florida for 17 consecutive years. The firm takes pride in its ability to provide its clients with the tools they need to take back control of their lives after severe accidents. Visit WinstonLaw.com.
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