Medler receives $10,000 toward future schooling, pledges to begin legal career as a trial lawyer
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Milestone has named Sabrina Medler as the recipient of the 2023 Trial LawHER Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a 3L woman law student who intends to become a plaintiff trial lawyer. Medler attends University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and beat out applicants from law schools across the country to be named winner of the 2023 competition.
The Trial LawHER Scholarship intends to enact change on two fronts: elevate rising women leaders in the plaintiff trial lawyer space and educate around the importance of settlement planning. In order to be considered, applicants must be female, enrolled in a 3L law school program, and have plans to become a plaintiff trial lawyer. Medler was selected as this year’s scholarship recipient based on the contents of her essay and video submissions.
“Sabrina’s application stood out for its thoughtful and well-researched approach to exploring settlement planning in the context of a holistic legal practice,” said Amy Fogle, CEO of Milestone. “Our selection committee was very impressed with her submission, and there is no doubt her future clients will be lucky to have her fighting for them.”
Medler is a standout student at UCLA School of Law, where she specializes in critical race studies and the David J. Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy Program. She is a staff editor for the UCLA Journal of Gender and Law and has lent her passion and talent to countless gender-based advocacy initiatives throughout her law school career. Over the next few months, she is serving as a summer associate at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, in San Diego, California.
“As a hopeful future trial attorney, I found the exercise of researching settlement planning options so useful,” said Medler. “I now understand how zealous client advocacy includes helping clients realize the full extent of their monetary settlements, and I’m so appreciative to Milestone for supporting women trial lawyers.”
Milestone is a settlement solutions firm that streamlines mass tort qualified settlement fund administration through innovative technology and provides tailored plaintiff settlement planning. The Trial LawHER Scholarship was created in 2021 by Milestone founder John Bair to counteract the male-dominated state of the civil justice space and equip the next generation of attorneys with the knowledge they need to best support their clients at the time of settlement.
Applications for the 2024 cycle of the Trial LawHER Scholarship competition will open early next year. For more information on Milestone or the Trial LawHER Scholarship, visit https://milestoneseventh.com/trial-lawher-scholarship/.
Milestone is a high-touch settlement solutions firm that provides trusted guidance and support to attorneys and plaintiffs before, during and after litigation. Milestone was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.