A powerful message from a 2013 LEAP student.
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WASHINGTON, DC; January 14, 2014 – The Miami law firm of Arrastia, Capote & Phang LLP has partnered with The HNBA Legal Education Fund (The Fund) to establish a new scholarship for deserving law school students. The firm will commit $7,500 over five years to fund this scholarship.
Annually over the next five years, The Fund will award the Arrastia, Capote & Phang Scholarship to a different law school student via a direct grant of $1,500 to be used at the institution of their choice.
“I am very pleased with to Hispanic law students through the establishment of this scholarship,” said The HNBA Legal Education Fundpresident Omar Vargas. “A solid education is the foundation for a successful career and fulfilling life, and provides increased opportunities in an ever-changing world.”
The 2014 recipient of the Arrastia, Capote & Phang Scholarship will be announced in March at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference & 19th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition in Orlando, Florida.
"We are proud to partner with The HNBA Legal Education Fund to help deserving students achieve their educational and professional goals," said Arrastia, Capote & Phang LLP managing partner John Arrastia, Jr. "With the number of qualified applicants increasing every year, we are extremely honored to play a small part in meeting a clear need for greater opportunities for Hispanics pursuing the legal profession."
Students currently enrolled in an accredited law school will be eligible to apply. Additional information and application guidelines for the Arrastia, Capote & Phang Scholarship will be made available on January 20, 2014 through The Fund’s website at www.hnbafund.org. Interested students must submit their application by February 28, 2014.
For more information about making a gift to The HNBA Legal Education Fund or establishing a scholarship fund to support Hispanic law students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 223-4777. Donations to The Fund can be made directly via the website at www.hnbafund.org/Donate.aspx.
ABOUT THE HNBA LEGAL EDUCATION FUND
The HNBA Legal Education Fund, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the only non-profit organization affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and HNBA’s educational and charitable missions, including identifying and providing financial assistance to worthy programs that address education and the law within the U.S. Hispanic community and legal profession. The Fund works to inspire and cement the upward mobility of aspiring Hispanic law students by preparing them to become the nation's future lawyers, judges, and guardians of the judicial system. Additional information can be found at www.hnbafund.org.
ABOUT ARRASTIA, CAPOTE & PHANG LLP
Arrastia Capote & Phang LLP is a 100% minority and woman-owned boutique law firm founded to provide clients with the experience, skill, and training associated with larger firms while offering more personalized attention in a cost-efficient structure. The Miami, Florida based firm focuses its practice on a wide scope of domestic and international business transactions, litigation, and arbitration; insurance defense; intellectual property; and FDA/USDA/CBP regulation and compliance. The firm’s managing partner, John Arrastia, serves as Region VIII President for the Hispanic National Bar Association. Additional information can be found at www.acplegal.com
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