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Second Place, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Christian Studies Scholarship

By: Olivia Thompson My name is Olivia Thompson, and I’ve had the absolute honor of receiving a Christian education throughout my entire life. When I was younger I attended Trinity Lutheran Church and School, in Minocqua, WI for my grade school years. Then I attended Luther Preparatory School, in Watertown WI, for my high school […]

First Place, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Excellence in Ethics Scholarship

By: Hope Goodman Our society and the legal system that dictates it have reached a crossroads. Funds needed to afford legal services continue to diminish as conditions that birth poverty persist and the income gap widens. But, the need for legal services within the most vulnerable communities in the United States continues to grow. Current […]

First Place, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. Christian Studies Scholarship

By: Frances Samson For the entirety of my education I attended Lodi SDA Elementary School and Lodi Academy, sister religious schools where it was emphasized on helping others; where the ‘Golden Rule’ was especially emphasized on. We were taught that it was a responsibility to help others, ministering to people through kind and charitable acts. […]

Pro Bono – For the People by Stephanie Javarauckas

When one becomes an attorney, they take on a heavy burden: protect the interests of the people. Unlike some terms, Black’s Law Dictionary does not denote any populations to be excluded from the term “people,” nor should any attorney go out of the way to exclude an individual from receiving representation. Thus, those who cannot […]

Pro Bono Attorneys: Preserving the Framers While Serving the Public

by Cristina Drakeford On Mar 18, 1963, in a 9-0 majority ruling for the case Gideon V. Wainwright, the Supreme Court decided that the sixth amendment applied to state courts. This made it a requirement that defendants in criminal cases that could not afford counsel would have one appointed to them (“Gideon v. Wainwright”). Now, […]