LegalReader.com  ·  Legal News, Analysis, & Commentary

News & Politics

Feel Good Friday: Lawyer Helped Student-Athlete Prepare for Her Future


— September 2, 2016

Today’s Feel Good Friday is about the Crosley Law Firm, headed by Thomas A. Crosley and how one lawyer helped student-athlete prepare for her future. We love reporting stories of lawyers doing good things and this certainly qualifies. The Crosley Law Firm teamed up with Assistance for Qualified Underprivileged Athletic Scholars (AQUAS) to help Jeanette Berlanga.


Today’s Feel Good Friday is about the Crosley Law Firm, headed by Thomas A. Crosley and how one lawyer helped student-athlete prepare for her future. We love reporting stories of lawyers doing good things and this certainly qualifies. The Crosley Law Firm teamed up with Assistance for Qualified Underprivileged Athletic Scholars (AQUAS) to help Jeanette Berlanga.

Thomas Crosley and Jeanette Berlanga; photo courtesy of the Crosley Law Firm.
Thomas Crosley and Jeanette Berlanga; photo courtesy of the Crosley Law Firm.

Jeanette, according to a post from Mr. Crosley, worked as a summer intern at the Crosley Law Firm. This was a perfect way for the firm to help her gain experience, learn more about the law and see what real lawyers do (as opposed to TV lawyers, as we all know those shows are hardly representative of the real world).

This was an important opportunity for Jeanette as she is very interested in becoming a lawyer herself and is now prepping for the LSAT. After law school, she would like to come back to San Antonio, where Crosley Law Firm is headquartered, and work with those in the city who are underprivileged.

To say that Jeanette is a go-getter is an understatement. In addition to prepping for the LSAT, she is beginning her last year at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She’ll graduate next spring with a degree in government. The College saw how “truly exceptional” Jeanette is and “awarded here substantial scholarship” funding, according to Mr. Crosley.

When she began with AQUAS in her junior year at the KIPP University Prep charter school, she was already an exceptional student, but Jeanette is also an accomplished athlete.

In school, she played coed soccer because there weren’t enough girls to have their own team. Not only did she do well, according to Mr. Crosley, she worked her way up to “captain of the squad [and] was selected for All-State honors on the Texas men’s team.” She did this while keeping excellent grades and being “the ‘rock’ of her family of five since her father died when she was only 12 years old.”

Jeanette is sure to continue her pattern of exceptional performance in all aspects of her life. It’s a credit to Mr. Crosley and the Crosley Law Firm that they gave this incredible young woman such an amazing opportunity. Hats off to Mr. Crosley and the firm! We at LegalReader join him in wishing Jeanette the very best in her future. With any luck, someday I’ll be writing a Feel Good Friday about how she is giving back to her community!

About AQUAS

AQUAS, founded in 2008, is a non-profit that works to find underprivileged high school athletes who also happen to be exceptional scholars and who also give back to the community. So far, the organization has helped 30 such students and is working to find scholarships for 11 more this year.

Once selected, AQUAS helps the students create a professional academic and athletic résumé, complete with a highlight video. As if that’s not enough, AQUAS then sends the whole kit to every college coach in the U.S. and volunteers follow up with telephone calls to the coaches until they find the best match for student and college and help arrange financial aid.

Source:

Crosley Law Partners With AQUAS to Support Local Student-Athlete

Join the conversation!