Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2016 - Las Vegas Defense Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge is sponsoring a scholarship to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a spotlight on those cases.
Participation eligibility is based on applicants planning on attending an accredited American College or University in the upcoming semester and presenting a 1000-word essay on the subject.
One of the foundation stones in building America was the guiding belief that each person has inalienable rights. When a governmental jurisdiction exceeds its duties, individual rights are disregarded, and abuses result. Some find themselves in prison. Others have died on death row.
Founded in 2015 the firm embraces civil rights and the protection of those rights. Since becoming licensed in 2004, Mr. Wooldridge has dedicated his practice to speaking for individuals who need help in navigating the legal system.
Before opening his firm in Las Vegas, Mr. Wooldridge began work with Bukh and Associates in New York City. Bukh and Associates provide legal representation and counsel in some of the nation's more notorious criminal cases including cybercrime prosecutions. Mr. Wooldridge also worked on cases connected with the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Participation in the scholarship does more than feeding an education savings account. It paves the way for students to examine civil rights cases, see where the individual was wronged, identify what should have been done as well as identifying what can be done to correct the situation and restore fairness and justice.
Compared to students in many nations those in America have been sheltered, for the most part, from the country's justice system. Too frequently courts and prosecutors pursue expedience while they forego justice. This does not always happen. It is not the situation in each trial. But it happens often enough that students should be aware of everything Americans' rights are so they can recognize when those rights have been abused.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," Martin Luther King Jr. said in an often repeated quote. "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
To enter the scholarship and learn all of the details, please contact LV Criminal Defense, 520 S 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-623-6362.