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Law firm accepting applications for minority scholarships

Southfield and Macomb County, Michigan, Jan. 29, 2018 – Warner Norcross + Judd is now accepting applications for two of its scholarship programs designed to assist minority students with legal studies: The Minority Scholarship Program and the LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship Program.

Now in its 18th year, the Minority Scholarship program annually provides monetary assistance to students to aid with the educational costs associated with earning a law or paralegal degree. Applications are due April 1 and winners will be selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

In its 11th year, the LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship Program awards two minority students each with a scholarship to attend a Kaplan LSAT preparation course, which consists of 10 sessions and provides winners with a head-start on preparation for the Law School Admissions Test. Studies show those who take the prep course score higher on the test, which determines law school entrance.

Applications are due April 30.
Scholarships fill a critical piece of the puzzle in ensuring students can pursue their education goals,” said Douglas A. Dozeman, managing partner. “Our firm is dedicated to helping increase representation of individuals of all backgrounds in the legal field, and this program gives us an opportunity to do just that.
Through these scholarship programs, we hope to open a door to a challenging and fulfilling legal career for someone who may not have otherwise had an opportunity.”

Since it began offering scholarships in 2001, Warner Norcross has provided more than $180,000 to support programs that encourage minority students to pursue a law career. To date, the scholarships have assisted 86 students.

For more information on these scholarships and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.wnj.com/About-Us/Diversity/Minority-Scholarships-and-Applications.


FBA Intellectual  Property Seminar on IP in Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a luncheon seminar from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Detroit Room at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit.

“Intellectual Property Seminar on IP in Augmented and Virtual Reality” offers the opportunity to learn about the amazing potential of augmented reality technology, and the intellectual property considerations that come along with it. The seminar offers a rare opportunity to try on the DAQRI Smart Helmet and DAQRI Smart Glasses (www. daqri.com). Brian Wassom of Warner Norcross & Judd will be the featured speaker. The program includes lunch, and thanks to the generosity of Darrow Mustafa PC, is free for federal law clerks. Cost for FBA members is $20; for non-members and guests, $30. Register online at www.fbamich.org.