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Madeline Gendreau 2021 Elite Lawyer Scholarship Winner

Elite Lawyer is pleased to announce that Madeline Gendreau has been selected as the winner of our Spring 2021 Scholarship program. Madeline was chosen out of more than 100 students who sent in video or written essays. In order to be considered, qualified applicants needed to have a current GPA of at least 3.0 and submit either a 500-word essay or a two-minute video presentation that answered the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community in the new year? After submitting a considerate and compelling application, Madeline will receive $500 to put toward her undergraduate degree. She is a sophomore in the Honors College, double majoring in Environmental Sciences and Geosciences with a minor in Climate Studies at Boise State University. 

Bringing a Positive Change to Her Community

Even at a young age, Madeline always knew she wanted to make a difference in her life by helping others who are in need. With a spirit of giving instilled by her parents and grandparents early on, she helped improve handicapped access at her church and delivered meals to those in need. Using her influence as the current Miss Boise and her skills as a competitive swimmer, Madeline recognized a need within the community based on statistics that Idaho has the second-highest rate of accidental drownings among children under age 5 in the country. This is partly due to the fact that Idaho has over 100 miles of irrigation canals located across the state.

Working with a local swim team and other organizations, Madeline offers free or low-cost swim lessons to those less fortunate in Boise and the surrounding area. According to Madeline, it is an ideal way to connect with younger kids who need to learn water safety awareness through life-saving skills as well as a healthy and active lifestyle. “Throughout my volunteer experiences as a young girl and my passion for helping others, I am determined to bring a positive change to my community,” Gendreau stated. 

After graduation, Madeline hopes to work in NASA’s Climate Division to further study carbon in the environment and understand how carbon stores are changing as the Earth’s average yearly temperature increases. In addition, she would like to attend law school and become an environmental lawyer specializing in climate law and environmental justice. Ultimately, she intends to run for the United States Congress and assist in writing climate and environmental legislation.

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

At Elite Lawyer, we understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our country physically, economically, and emotionally, and we are here to provide support to members of the legal community. In addition, we recognize how the younger generation is taking an active role in helping bring about positive change in our country. Attorneys throughout the United States can network and collaborate, allowing them to provide the legal help their clients need. To learn more about the Elite Lawyer scholarship program or nominate an attorney for the Elite Lawyer award, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).

 

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Elite Lawyer is a directory and rating service that recognizes outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in the field of law and who have been acknowledged by their fellow colleagues, bar associations, and other committees or organizations. The Elite Lawyer directory is a great resource for attorneys to collaborate with peers in the legal community in addition to those people who are looking for legal assistance. Not only can their names and firms be found by prospective clients searching on the Elite Lawyer website, but the backlinks to law firms’ websites provide significant value as far as search engine optimization (SEO). Read on to learn what to do once you become an Elite Lawyer to take advantage of this valuable membership to elevate your practice to the next level. 

Stand Out from the Crowd

As an Elite Lawyer, you can do the following things with your membership to help build and enhance your digital and online presence:

  • Utilize your Elite Lawyer badge. The badge code links back to your profile, and it can be added to your website or social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Seeing the Elite Lawyer badge can provide instant recognition and give prospective clients the confidence they need to hire you to resolve their legal matters. 

  • Post on social media. Upload a picture of your Elite Lawyer award on your firm’s social media pages to share news of this outstanding distinction. Also, do not forget to place your plaque or trophy in your office for clients and colleagues to admire. 

  • Update your Elite Lawyer profile. Adding information to your profile will make it easier for your practice to stand out from the crowd on the Elite Lawyer directory. Include details about recent verdicts or settlements, as well as honors, awards, and distinctions from bar associations or other legal organizations. 

  • Join Elite Lawyer’s community initiatives. Contact Elite Lawyer if your law firm would be interested in co-sponsoring a scholarship or charitable initiative in your local community. This is an ideal way to give back while making a positive impact on your current and future clientele. 

  • Commission a custom page on the Elite Lawyer website. Custom pages detail the practice areas of specific attorneys, and they can greatly enhance a law firm’s SEO. Target your preferred market and make it easier for clients to find you based on your specialty and geographical location. 

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

The value of the recognition and distinction that comes with being named an Elite Lawyer cannot be overstated. If you have any questions about the Elite Lawyer directory or the Elite Lawyer scholarship program, or if you would like to nominate an attorney for the Elite Lawyer award, contact us today. Elite Lawyer members can contact us at info@elitelawyer.com or 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483) with any questions or requests that they have.


There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s lives all over the world. Local government officials issued stay-at-home orders in an effort to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. In addition, non-essential businesses were closed temporarily, while other companies allowed employees to work remotely from home. Despite these restrictions, individuals may still have important legal issues that need attention. Attorneys are considered essential, and although law firms have remained open the last six months, they had to alter the way they do business. In order to adhere to health and safety guidelines, law practices across the United States are now using technology like never before to meet their clients’ needs. Whether a couple is considering a divorce or creating their estate plan, they may be able to complete them virtually with the help of a skilled Elite Lawyer.    

Digital Options for Addressing Legal Matters

A law firm’s Web presence is more important now than ever before since those who need legal help are likely starting their search on the Internet. With social distancing still in effect in many states, attorneys are now utilizing digital technology to stay connected with their clients. Online scheduling platforms like Calendly and similar programs allow potential clients to make appointments or arrange initial consultations to discuss their cases. Being listed in a reputable legal directory such as Elite Lawyer can also be a tremendous benefit to enhance a firm’s reputation.

While some courts have opened back up recently, many may still be closed. In response to the closures, certain legal proceedings are now being conducted online. A virtual divorce can be completed online through teleconferencing or video conferencing. This allows couples to legally end their marriage without leaving their homes, which can save them time and money in traveling to and from the court building. For example, in Illinois, the process may begin by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage online. Many people are embracing new technology such as Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Meets instead of meeting in-person to resolve issues such as parenting time or the division of property and assets. In many high-conflict divorce cases, a couple cannot even stand to be in the same room, so resolving issues virtually can make for a less contentious process.  

Contact Elite Lawyer Today

At Elite Lawyer, we recognize that attorneys across the United States are working tirelessly to provide legal service during these unprecedented times. With all the changes due to COVID-19, we are open and here to support our members throughout the legal community. By working together to collaborate and share ideas, attorneys can continue advocating for their clients to achieve the best possible outcomes regardless of the type of legal issue they are facing. To nominate an Elite Lawyer or learn more about the award program and our directory, contact us today at 833-40-ELITE (833-403-5483).


Source:
https://abc7chicago.com/family/virtual-divorces-offer-alternative-for-couples-splitting-up-during-covid-19/6196449/

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