September 12, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Scholarship Competition. Based upon written essays by graduating Colorado high school seniors, the competition aims to teach the next generation about the importance of the jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties. Burg Simpson will award a total of 10 scholarships, with a first place prize of $2,500 and nine other scholarships of $1,000 each. Winners of the competition may use their scholarship to attend the college of their choice.
All graduating high school seniors from across Colorado are being asked to submit an original essay of 1,500 words or less that describes:
- how the civil jury system in the United States is being threatened;
- how the civil jury system protects your rights as a citizen;
- and the importance of preserving the civil jury system for future generations.
In addition to receiving a college scholarship, winning essayists will be invited to attend a special reception for themselves, their families, and their teachers where their awards will be presented and their accomplishments will be recognized. Winners will also appear at center court during half-time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship Game on March 10, 2018.
“We consider it an honor to be able to provide more Colorado seniors with the opportunity to obtain funds for college and to educate them about the importance of the civil jury system,” Burg Simpson shareholder Steven Greenlee said. “Since launching the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition in 2012, we have been able to award $56,000 in college scholarships to 50 college-bound students.”
The competition is open to any graduating Colorado senior enrolled in an accredited school. Students may submit an application and their essay to Burg Simpson no later than midnight on February 2, 2018. Full terms and conditions and details on how to enter are available here or by calling Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.
The Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is made possible through the contributions of Burg Simpson and the generous support of community partners 850 KOA and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). For more information about the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition, please contact Corey Wheeland at (303) 792-5595.
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About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine
One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice and abuse. Specializing in mass torts and class action litigation, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments in practice areas spanning dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation and whistleblowers, construction defects, workers’ compensation and product liability, including more than 100 recoveries in excess of $1 million. The firm has been named one of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms of 2016 by The Trial Lawyer magazine.
The firm was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg, an inductee in the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame who has been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Barrister’s Best 2016 “Best Civil Litigator”; one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by The U.S. Legal 500; and recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. In 1999, Burg merged his firm with former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson’s firm. Senator Simpson is a former Republican whip and Smithsonian Institute regent who was appointed co-chair of the National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform by President Obama. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has offices in five U.S. cities, with more than 60 top-tier attorneys dedicated to fighting for legal outcomes that change people’s lives.
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