Edward Lino Earns Nassau County Bar Association ScholarshipJune 10, 2016
Touro Law is pleased to announce that first-year, part-time student Edward Lino was awarded the Nassau County Bar Association’s WE CARE Law School scholarship. The scholarship recognizes law students who work to promote diversity in Nassau County.
Mr. Lino works as the assistant to the Town Supervisor in the Town of Hempstead. Through his job, he organizes the Town’s special ceremonies to honor Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and India Republic Day. He also helps to organize the Women’s History Month program at the Town.
“Mr. Lino works full time while pursuing his dream of earning a law degree. All the while, he is able to make valuable contributions through his job and at law school. We are proud of his accomplishments and believe he is a worthy candidate for this recognition,” stated Dean Patricia Salkin.
Mr. Lino has also served as a top aide to Supervisor Kate Murray, who was the first female supervisor in the Town’s history. He stated, “Public service is a real passion of mine and I know it’s my calling to help people. I plan on becoming a government attorney or an elected official in Nassau County after I earn my JD from Touro Law to continue to do good for others on a larger scale.”
The NCBA has a long history of commitment of service to the public and the profession. Among the many professional responsibilities most important to the leaders of the Bar Association and WE CARE is to provide opportunities for mentoring law students as well as encouraging diversity in the NCBA membership.
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