Rockdale native is 1st recipient of Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The scholarship program encourages diversity within the legal community of Will County
By Denise M. Baran-Unland
A Rockdale resident who dreamed of becoming a lawyer is now one giant step closer to realizing it.
The Will County Bar Association announced at its picnic last Saturday that Adrian Guzman, the son of immigrants from Mexico, was the first recipient of the Will County Legal Opportunity Scholarship, a release from the association said.
Recipients of the scholarship are “eligible to receive up to $46,000 to help repay outstanding legal education debt,” the Will County Bar Association website said. In return, the scholarship recipients will be expected to practice law in Will County.
Scholarship committee members said in a Herald-News story in January that the purpose of the scholarship is to encourage diversity among the legal community in Will County. Guzman agreed the concept is a good one.
“It’s nice to give back to the community you grew up in,” Guzman said.
This scholarship program is a collaboration among the Will County Bar Association, the Black Bar Association of Will County, Latino Bar Association of Will County, Will County Women’s Bar Association and Spesia & Taylor Attorneys at Law. A scholarship committee selected four finalists, the release said.
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