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2019 Rizio Lipinsky Lawyer Scholarship

A $10,000 Scholarship for Law Students
Will Be Granted To The Selected Winner!

In America, we’re incredibly fortunate to be granted the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thanks to our incredible justice system, we also have the right to speak up and seek recourse – often through an attorney – when those rights are violated. The attorneys at Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm are honored to perform this important work each and every day, for victims of personal injury, illegal and unfair employment practices, and victims of other civil rights violations. Suffice it to say, it is an extraordinary honor and privilege.

But as remarkable as our justice system is in the United States, it is also a complex system, and rights violations run rampant. This is precisely why it is important for us to support the next generation of those who plan to fight for fairness for others.

Through our 2019 $10,000 Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship, we provide financial aid (in the form of money for law school) that an aspiring advocate needs, so you can focus on your post-graduate legal studies, internships, legal clinics, and other hands-on experiences, which will aid in your development, as you become the type of attorney your fellow Americans need.

Law Scholarship Requirements:

For the inaugural Rizio Lipinsky Law Scholarship, we want to learn why you’re pursuing a career in law. In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please tell us what inspired you to pursue a law degree, what you hope to accomplish upon graduation, and why it is important to you to fight for the rights of your fellow citizens.

Law Scholarship Entry Deadlines:

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from February 1, 2019, through May 1, 2019. The winner will be notified by June 15, 2019. Submissions received before February 1, 2019, or after May 1, 2019, will not be considered.

Eligibility:

Open to future law students who have accepted admission into law school for the 2019/2020 academic year, and to current law school students who will still be in law school throughout the 2019/2020 year.

Eligible students must meet one of the following requirements:

• Future students: Student must be planning to attend law school in the 2019/2020 academic year.
• Current students: Student must be enrolled in law school, and for the 2019/2020 school year.

Law School Scholarship Application Process:

In an essay of 1,000 words or less, please tell us why you’re pursuing a legal career, what you are passionate about, and how the scholarship will allow you to perform your best in law school. Will you be able to free up time and accept a valuable internship? Are there particular volunteer or pro bono services you’d like to be able to participate in, but you need financial help? Explain how this scholarship will enable you to maximize the opportunities to be a voice for victims of injustice. Please email your submission to: lawscholarship@riziolawfirm.com.

Notification of Winner:

The law student selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship from Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm will be notified by June 15, 2019.

Award Disbursement:

The winner of the 2019 Law School Scholarship will be notified of their win by June 15, 2019. The winner will be required to show proof of enrollment in law school. The financial award will be paid directly to the law school.

Judging Criteria:

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges including the firm’s partners and its senior management team.

The Fine Print:

All submissions become the property of Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm. By applying for this scholarship program, the applicant grants Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm and its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, photo, and the winning entry on the firm’s website https://www.riziolawfirm.com and on other marketing platforms such as law firm blogs, law firm social media accounts, law firm newsletters and marketing campaigns.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Is this scholarship open to high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall?

Answer: No. This scholarship is only available for students in the United States that are enrolled in a school of law’s Juris Doctorate degree (JD) program in the fall.

Question: Is this scholarship open to undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to study a related field such as criminal justice and/or who are pursuing a career in law enforcement?

Answer: No. This scholarship is only available for US students that are enrolled in a JD program in the fall.

Question: Is this scholarship a loan? Do I have to pay it back?

Answer: No. This is not a student loan. It is essentially a law school grant to help you pay for law school. The winner does not need to pay the grant money back.

Question: Should my scholarship essay have a title?

Answer: You may include a title if you’d like, but it is not required.

Question: How will this scholarship fund help you?

Answer: The $10,000 law school scholarship will help subsidize your tuition.

Question: What can you do with the scholarship money?

Answer: The scholarship will be paid to the law school you attend, covering $10,000 of tuition.

Question: Does this law scholarship cover housing?

Answer: No. The Rizio Lipinsky Law Scholarship does not cover housing.

About Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm:

Rizio Lipinsky is a statewide California consumer law firm which represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases, employment law, and civil rights cases. The firm is staffed by some of California’s top lawyers in the areas of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, age, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, employee’s rights violations, and more. The company is helmed by top California attorneys Greg Rizio and Daren Lipinsky.

Greg Rizio is one of the most successful and influential personal injury lawyers in Riverside, California, especially in his role as a Riverside car accident attorney and truck accident lawyer. Rizio secured the largest ever plaintiff’s verdict in Riverside County, at nearly $58 Million. This victory in 2014 was the #1 verdict in the State of California, and the 10th largest verdict nationally. As a result, Rizio was awarded the industry’s “Litigator’s Award,” which is given only to the top 1% of attorneys nationwide.

Daren Lipinsky is an award-winning employment attorney who was instrumental in assisting in the passage of SB820 barring secret settlements in sexual harassment and sexual assault cases. Specifically, Daren testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the request of Senator Connie Leyva and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) regarding the bill. Daren has been named a “California Whistleblower Attorney of the Year” and is a leading disability discrimination lawyer.

Rizio Lipinsky law offices are located throughout California, including Oakland, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange County, California.

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