August 24, 2017
LITTLE ROCK – Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard, P.L.L.C. has awarded Bart LaMont of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and Brittany Ford of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville its annual H. Maurice Mitchell Leaders in Law scholarships. Each student received a $2,000 scholarship for the 2017-18 school year.
LaMont, of Little Rock, is the chairman of the Bowen School of Law’s Moot Court board, where he organizes training for interschool and intramural competitions and presides over all moot court activities and meetings. Moot Court is an appellate advocacy process in which participants write briefs and argue in a competition setting that simulates actual court proceedings. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Ford, of Little Rock, is the chairman of the University of Arkansas Law School’s Board of Advocates. She is responsible for the overall management of moot court competitions, client counseling competitions and the trial competition. The board provides support to the legal writing program to judge first-year appellate advocacy programs. Ford has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in accountancy from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
"Mitchell Williams is committed to supporting law students who are active in leadership roles at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville," said R.T. Beard, III, managing director of the firm. "Our scholarship program was established many years ago in honor of our founder Maurice Mitchell, who shaped our firm's culture of service and leadership. We congratulate Bart for serving as chairman of Moot Court and Brittnay for her service as chairman of the Board of Advocates," said Beard.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides trusted strategic counsel to clients in business, litigation, regulated entities and insurance regulatory matters. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 85 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.