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Hon. Mary Fitzgerald Aspell Social Justice Scholarship Open For Applications

Posted by James Aspell | Aug 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Law Offices of James F. Aspell, P.C. is pleased to announce the first annual Hon. Mary Fitzgerald Aspell Social Justice Scholarship

Judge Mary Fitzgerald Aspell was the second woman to appointed a Superior Court Judge in the State of Connecticut, and the mother of Attorney James F. Aspell.  Judge Aspell was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession and a strong believer in the role that attorneys play in helping the less fortunate in society. .  As a leading workers compensation law firm in Connecticut , James F. Aspell, P.C. is committed to making social justice a cornerstone of our practice's values. Our goal to ensure that all people have access to the same opportunities for education, self-improvement, and civic involvement, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances.

Our nation has a long-standing legacy of social justice—from the fight for women's suffrage, to the civil rights movement, to contemporary efforts to embrace all varieties of race, creed, and sexuality—but there is still much work to be done. Until everyone can benefit from the same rights, opportunities, and basic services, there will always be the need for ambitious and talented people to make progress on behalf of others who are less fortunate.

To further this vision of making the world a better and more equitable place, our firm offers a scholarship to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community outreach. We recognize that education is an important foundation upon which positive, sustainable change can be built, and we are happy to help fund the educational endeavors of outstanding individuals.

This year, our $1,000 scholarship is helping to raise awareness about the challenges individuals with disabilities have to meet and overcome each day. 

We want applicants to consider and respond to the following questions: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular basis? What are some practical  public policies that could address these challenges? Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved one's life.

By supporting the cause of social justice today, we are investing in a brighter future for everyone. 

To learn more about the Scholarship and to submit an application, follow the link here:

We look forward to announcing a winner in March!

About the Author

James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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