Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship Now Open to Applications

Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship Now Open to Applications

Press Release ( - LOS ANGELES - Sep 25, 2017 - The offices of Robert M. Helfend, attorney at law, are proud to announce that they have begun accepting applications for the 2018 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is open to full-time college students, who are either in law school or planning on pursuing a career in criminal defense. The scholarship is open to students throughout the United States. The winner will be judged on the strength of a 600-word essay, written about one of three topics:

  1. Representing under-served communities in the criminal justice system
  2. Equal protection under the law in modern day practice
  3. State vs. federal law: Is marijuana illegal?

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2018 and the winner will be announced the following month. Students are asked to direct questions and submit their applications to

You can find complete information about the scholarship, including background information, requirements and application steps here.

Robert M. Helfend has served the Los Angeles area as a criminal defense attorney for 33 years. He attended the University of California-Berkeley as an undergraduate and he completed his law degree at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He has practiced as a criminal defense attorney exclusively since 1984, representing a range of clients in more than 65 jury trials throughout Southern California.

He values the selflessness, hard work and dedication it requires to pursue a career in criminal defense, and would like to reward a student who shows those virtues.

For more information, contact with any questions, and find full scholarship application details here:

13101 Washington Blvd., Suite 464
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Source : Robert M. Helfend, Attorney at Law


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