Archive for June 2015

Seven Students Receive LSAT Prep Scholarships from Warner Norcross

Seven minority students have received Law School Admissions Test Preparation, or LSAT, scholarships from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Now in its eighth year, the program provides scholarships to enable selected minority students at Michigan colleges to attend a study course designed to prepare them to take the LSAT. Studies have shown that students who take a formal LSAT prep course score higher on the test, which determines entrance into law school.

The 2015 scholarship winners are:

  • Valerie Cook, Eastern Michigan University
  • Angel Gamon, Grand Valley State University
  • Nimsy Garcia, Oakland University
  • Jewel Haji, Grand Valley State University
  • Jameelah Sabir, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Prathibha Singh, Ferris State University
  • Brie Starks, University of Michigan
 The LSAT program is one of two scholarship initiatives offered by the firm to promote diversity in the legal profession. Warner Norcross also sponsors a Minority Scholarship Program that provides financial support to students pursuing a legal career.

Charles Ash Named to Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Leadership Post

ASHCNCharles N. Ash, Jr., a partner with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been named to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Executive Committee for the Board of Directors.

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is the strategic fundraising partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools. The Foundation supports programs in five areas of impact including the arts, the environment, literacy, physical wellness and math and science. Ash, who is a graduate of Creston High School, will serve a two-year term as secretary of the committee.

Ash concentrates his practice in litigation and has extensive experience representing businesses in complex contract and tort litigation in state and federal trial courts throughout the country.  He has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer and recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star.

In addition to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, he serves on the board of the Calvin College Alumni Association.  He is a graduate of both Leadership Grand Rapids and Leadership West Michigan.

Ash received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and earned his doctor of jurisprudence from Stanford University.