The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2013 – May 2014 term.

The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal community have funded these 45 scholarships.

In addition to our prestigious list of endowments, the HCBF is pleased and honored to announce three recently funded scholarships. The Hon. Shirley A. Tolentino I & The Hon. Shirley A. Tolentino II Scholarships and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Scholarship.

Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; must provide two (2) current Letters of Recommendation and must account for appropriate academic standards.

Interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 or call (201) 798-4708 or send an e-mail to events@hcbalaw.com to request an application. All applications must be received on or before April 30, 2013 (deadline has been extended).

Click HERE for more information.

Federal Bar Association Interviewing Pointers/Networking Program

The Federal Bar Association’s
Eastern District of New York Chapter 


When:              April 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:             Eastern District of New York Courthouse - 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, NY 11722.
What:              Interviewing pointers, networking, resume tips and refreshments.

The event will offer students an opportunity to meet and network with Federal Judges, Federal law clerks, members of the United States Attorney’s office and practitioners.  Please join us for an afternoon of interviewing pointers, networking and resume tips. 

This event will offer a unique opportunity for law students to hear first hand experiences about the practice of law and strategies for obtaining your first job in the legal profession from Law Clerks, Judges and Federal Practitioners.

We hope you can join us!

Please RSVP by April 8th, 2013, jennifer@jrclawfirm.com or jstellakis@mbolegal.com.
We look forward to seeing you!

Ernest T. Bartol

Jennifer Rando Cristiano

John Stellakis
Assistant Chairman-YLD

Julianne Rodriguez
Student Representative


Fourth Annual Joint Conference with the Israel Bar Association

Touro Law Center is an ABA Cooperating Entity in the upcoming Fourth Annual Joint Conference with the Israel Bar Association to be held in Eilat, Israel from May 26-29, 2013. 

Cooperating entity registrants can register at a discount - here is the website to find out more about the program and register to attend: ambar.org/eilat2013.

For more information, click HERE.


Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship

The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. (ABWL-NJ), founded in 1975, is the longest running women’s bar association in New Jersey.  As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, ABWL-NJ is dedicated to community involvement, education, diversity in the legal profession and initiatives designed to encourage greater participation of African-American women in the field of law.

The Bernadine Johnson-Marshall and Martha Bell Williams Scholarship program is one of several significant ABWL-NJ annual program activities.  Scholarships in their honor will again be awarded to female law students of African descent selected by the Scholarship Committee who are either: (1) enrolled at an accredited law school in New Jersey; or (2) New Jersey permanent residents enrolled at an accredited law school outside of New Jersey.  To be eligible, the student must be a 1L, 2L or Part-time 3L.  (Students expecting to graduate in 2013 are not eligible). Previous ABWL scholarship recipients will not be considered.  The upcoming awards will be presented to the selected law students at the ABWL-NJ Annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, New Jersey 08817.

Completed applications can be sent via electronic mail to: 2013ABWLScholarship@gmail.com or via U.S. Postal Service mail to: ABWL-NJ, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 22524, Trenton, New Jersey 08607.  APPLICATION Deadline EXTENDED - MUST BE POSTMARKED BY March 29, 2013.

For a copy of the scholarship application, visit: http://abwl-nj.org/scholarship-application/.


Getting a Grip on Your Student Loans for Public Interest Attorneys

NYSBAPro Bono 

Free Webcast Sponsored by the New York Bar Association and Heather Jarvis

Title: Getting a Grip on Your Student Loans for Public Interest Attorneys
Registration url: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6594556631939547136
Date and time:
April 2, 2013;  3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
Session Description: 
Public service attorneys have important decisions to make about managing their student debt.  Flexible repayment options and forgiveness provisions are available, but the details matter and it can be confusing to figure it out on your own.
Heather knows how to break it down step-by-step so it makes sense once and for all. 
From this presentation, you can:
  • evaluate whether you qualify for the newest repayment plan -- Pay As You Earn,
  • learn every step necessary to qualify for public service loan forgiveness,
  • understand available benefits from the Steven C. Krane Student Loan Assistance in the Public Interest program,
  • hear about the interplay between Public Service Loan Forgiveness, John R. Justice, and other LRAPs, and
  • ask Heather anything you’d like about student loans
Bring your toughest questions because the expert is in the house!
Speaker Biography: Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert
A former capital defense attorney with law school debt, Heather Jarvis now dedicates her expertise to helping student loan borrowers make better decisions so that higher education can be a reality for all - not just those who can afford it. Specializing in training for high-debt borrowers and the people who love them, Heather has provided guidance and information to thousands of students and recent graduates.  She has contributed to student debt relief policy for the House Education Committee and others in Congress, and spent more than six years Heather Jarvis advocating for public service loan forgiveness, which allows more recent graduates to dedicate their careers to the greater good.


Queens County Bar Association Scholarship

The Queens County Bar Association will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving law student in the spring semester. The scholarship will be based upon personal financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement as demonstrated by your  personal statement and letters of recommendations. The applicant must be enrolled in a law school in the Metropolitan Area or be a resident of Queens County. These scholarships are available to First, Second, or final year law student.

Application deadline: April 17, 2013

The application and additional information is available at the Queens County Bar Association website at http://www.qcba.org/. Applications are also available at the Student Services Office (Room 302).


COLE SCHOTZ Diversity Scholarship Program

Diversity Scholarship Program
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. is committed to the advancement of diverse law students. We believe that fostering diversity in the legal profession contributes to the quality of the profession and strengthens our ability to serve our clients and communities. As part of Cole Schotz’s continuing commitment to inclusion in the legal community, we have created the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship.  The Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship is open to a second-year, full time law student in good standing.  Consideration is given to the candidate’s academic achievement, involvement in community service, demonstrated leadership abilities and advancement of diversity in the legal profession. The recipient will
receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.
To be eligible for the Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• The applicant must be a full-time student in good standing who will complete his/her first year of law school at an ABA accredited Law School by July 1, 2013.
• The applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 at
his/her undergraduate school and law school.
• The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America as
well as attend an ABA accredited law school in a state where Cole Schotz’s offices are
located: Delaware, Maryland New Jersey, New York or Texas.
• The applicant must not be the recipient of another diversity scholarship award.
Applicants must complete and submit on or before July 1, 2013 the accompanying application form by email
with the following mandatory additional items:
• Official undergraduate transcript;
• Official first-year law school transcript;
• Current resume;
• A typed personal statement of 750 words or less. The statement must include
information about (1) why the candidate wishes to pursue a career in law; and (2) how the
candidate’s background, life experiences and/or goals as an attorney would improve
diversity in the field of law;
• Proof of residency;
• List of all scholarships and grants you will receive for the next academic year. Please provide the amount of each scholarship and grant.