Lubin & Meyer Doubles Support for Pro Bono and Legal Aid Training
Leadership gift underwrites 20 scholarships to MCLE programs annually for lawyers who serve the public interest
May 25, 2017
On the fifth anniversary of establishing the Lubin & Meyer Scholarship Fund, which has enabled lawyers to attend nearly 50 MCLE programs over the past five years, Lubin & Meyer has renewed its commitment by pledging an additional $25,000 to the endowment to double the fund’s impact. As a result, the fund will now provide 20 scholarships to MCLE programs every year for lawyers who serve the public interest.
Five years ago, the firm extended its support to the training of those who serve the poor with a generous leadership pledge of $25,000 to MCLE’s scholarship program, helping MCLE reach the initial $2.5 million milestone. That gift helped to strengthen the foundation of an endowment that has now exceeded $3.3 million towards a $5 million goal to endow 2,000 scholarships annually for the benefit of legal aid staff attorneys, private practitioners who accept pro bono cases, and other deserving lawyers who — without financial assistance — would not be able to attend MCLE programs.
The firm’s founder, Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., said: “Whether we’re attending MCLE programs or volunteering as faculty members, we have seen firsthand how important continuing education is to lawyers and their clients. MCLE’s scholarship program makes training opportunities available to those who otherwise could not afford them—specifically lawyers who, day in and day out, serve the public interest by giving a voice to the voiceless."
"By training and empowering more lawyers to represent low- and moderate-income clients, MCLE scholarships are making a difference," said Meyer. "Lubin & Meyer is pleased to renew our commitment to this worthy cause and to the professional development of lawyers, particularly those who are dedicated to public service.”
MCLE President, Amy C. Mariani, Esq., praised Lubin & Meyer for the firm’s support and leadership: “Lubin & Meyer’s new gift underscores the firm’s long-standing commitment to the continuing education and professional development of the bar and to MCLE. Enhancing the impact of this fund is just another example of the firm’s excellence and how it continues to serve as a model citizen in the legal community.”
MCLE’s Board of Trustees recognized Lubin & Meyer and all of the firm’s partners for all that they do to give back to the legal profession and for their renewed support and leadership in helping MCLE in its efforts to grow its endowment so that the Commonwealth’s most needy have access to the best trained lawyers.
Since its founding in 1974, Lubin & Meyer has been recognized nationally as one of the leading medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury law firms in the country, achieving many of the largest verdicts in state history. In addition to making a difference in the lives of its clients through thoughtful representation and superb advocacy, the firm has also made a difference in the legal profession. Its renowned commitment to quality and excellence goes beyond the representation of its clients in and outside the courtroom and to the broader legal community as well. As top experts in their field acknowledged for their creative and innovative approach to cases, members of Lubin & Meyer are regularly called upon to chair and serve as faculty on MCLE and other programs to train and educate lawyers on trial techniques and developments in medical malpractice and personal injury law.
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