At KaplunMarx, we believe that helping students reach their goals is a personal responsibility. Attorneys Jonathan Marx and Ted Kaplun went to some of the very best schools available, devoting their lives to law in a way few others would understand. We want students to know that if they are committed, we’re here to help.
KaplunMarx has always engaged in community outreach and provided resources to help Pennsylvanians receive assistance in a variety of ways. Our new annual scholarship aims to take our mission of providing superior legal representation to a new level by assisting college students with their tuition. The scholarship will be based on veritable merit, with one winner being chosen every year.
For those who wish to apply, make sure you fully review the scholarship requirements and take note of the application process below. Those who want to compete for this scholarship must include:
Your complete name, current email address, area code and phone number, current mailing address, and your scholarship application submission.
The scholarship award recipient will receive a check in the amount of $1,000 once the scholarship deadline has passed, within 90 days. For those who plan to participate, it is important to take note that your participation provides full consent for KaplunMarx to contact you by phone, email, and mail.
Also, by applying, applicants are providing their consent to use their first and last name, law school, and/or college identification, photo, and submitted essay for any promotional purposes we would like, without any further compensation or payment to you. The winner will be personally responsible for payment of any taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.
2017 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Total Award: $1,000
Scholarship Submission Deadline: Must be received by December 31, 2017
This scholarship is available to any and all university students who are currently attending and enrolled at a college accredited by their state or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or American University.
Please complete a written essay, providing answers to the following question provided as well as proof of current attendance (transcripts work) at a college or university. Your answers should be 1,000 to 5,000 words, although no word count is required.
Submissions must be sent to us by email or mail:
333 East City Avenue #300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:
Your last and first name, address where you can receive mail, as well as contact details including your phone number and email address.
Current academic status statement and evidence that you are currently attending law school or an accredited college as set forth above. You current undergraduate or law school transcript can be submitted as evidence. By submitting you are giving us full consent to confirm your attendance and enrollment by contacting the college or University.
2017 Essay Question
On November 27,2016, Connor, Adam, and Harry go to the Law Offices of Robert D. Armano. Attorney Armano calls upon you, his ace associate, to conduct the intake interview. During the interview, you learn that Adam and Harry have been involved in a vicious automobile accident. Their dear friend, Connor, who is not an attorney, has recommended that you hire him to “translate,” since his friends have a heavy Irish brogue that’s virtually impossible for “Americans” to understand. This perplexes you since they seem to speak perfectly understandable English.
For the time being, you place Connor on hold and delve into the facts. Your query unearths the following: On April 23, 2016 at 4:30p.m., Adam’s 2011 Mercedes C320 (the“Benz”), was traveling in an easterly direction along Common Street in Bala Cynwyd, PA. At the same time, a classic 1957 Cadillac, operated by Christopher, (but owned by his girlfriend, Adriana,) was traveling in a northerly direction along Jackson Street. As was his usual custom, he had just finished cleaning their apartment, and Adriana thought he deserved to cruise the streets of Bala Cynwyd in a “cool ride.” Suddenly though, and without any advanced warning, as the Benz entered the intersection of Common and Jackson Street on a green light, Christopher disregarded a red light, thereby causing the ensuing collision.
Apparently, he was preoccupied with his passenger, Pauly, and didn’t notice that the light had changed. It must have been those 5 shots of Anisette, (an Italian liqueur) he had before leaving the house. Who knows!? The next thing he knew, badda bing, badda boom, the Caddy was totaled! How would he explain this to Adriana?
Through your investigation into these facts, you learn that Safety Insurance Company insured Adam’s Benz, and that the Commerce Insurance Company insured the Cadillac. The Part 1 coverage limits, (i.e. Bodily Injury to Others) covering the Cadillac are compulsory only, (i.e, 20/40), and the Part 3 coverage (i.e., Uninsured Motorist Coverage) is 100/300. There are NO optional coverages within the Cadillac policy. You also learn that while Adain works for Raytheon, Co., Harry is home on leave from the. military. Accordingly, Adarp. carries a privately funded health insurance plan through HMO Blue, while Harry’s health insurance is covered through a plan sponsored by the U.S. government, called Tri-Care. Further, you learn that Harry drives only tanks, and resides in an Army tent in southern California. Moreover, Harry tells you that he knows Christopher’s passenger, Pauly, and relates that “that guy is unemployed, lives alone at the local YMCA, and does nothing all day but smoke cigars, and bum rides to the “Bing,” his favorite venue for adult entertainment!” Finally Adam and Harry relate to you that their treating chiropractor, Dr, Jay, is the best “back cracker” in town, and they aren’t going anywhere else. Dr. Jay is NOT an HMO Blue preferred provider. Adam also laments that his injuries are going to prevent him from clearing his driveway with his snowplow, and wants to know what you’re going to do about it.
Attorney Armano wants you to explain to the individuals present what their various rights and/or liabilities may be. He tells you to be certain to explain to each claimant what provisions of the applicable automobile insurance policy or policies apply to their-individual claims. Since you’re an expert on Pennsylvania automobile insurance law, attorney Armano asks you to satisfy his intellectual curiosity by preparing a memorandum on the respective rights and liabilities of Christopher, and.Pauly. Assume that all parties have medical bills that exceed $2,000. Note: Since you don’t know what the extent of the parties damages are at this point, be certain to explain to each claimant (Pauly included) what the possibilities are if their damages exceed the policy limits.