Attorneys from Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., a Michigan-based personal injury law firm, are excited to award their 2019 Paralegal Scholarship to San Francisco State paralegal studies student Brenda Buenrostro Peterson.

The annual paralegal scholarship award was established in 2018 as a way for the firm to show its commitment to helping aspiring paralegals who seek financial assistance pursue their ABA-approved paralegal certification.

Buenrostro Peterson is currently enrolled in the San Francisco State Paralegal Studies program and will graduate in December 2019. She previously completed her Bachelor of Law degree at Intercontinental University (UIC), an Intensive Legal English certification from University of California San Diego, and Master of Comparative Law degree from California Western School of Law.

Buenrostro Peterson previously worked as an attorney in Mexico City, Mexico for eight years before moving to the United States. She has since been involved with many legal associations and non-profits around San Francisco, volunteering and working with organizations to help low-income families translate legal documents from English to Spanish.

Buenrostro Peterson said “one of the biggest challenges that could arise is maintaining [my] motivation and [keeping a] positive attitude while dealing with [these] challenges. While I stay aware of this difficulty, I am less concerned by it because the challenges and adversity I have faced throughout my life have prepared me for what is to come.”

Buenrostro Peterson was recognized as the 2019 Buckfire Law Paralegal Scholarship recipient at the 2019 National Federation of Paralegals Association Annual Convention and Policy Meeting on Oct. 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, New York. The National Federation of Paralegals Associations has partnered with Buckfire Law to recognize the firm’s scholarship recipients at its annual luncheon. The 2020 convention, hosted by the Minnesota Paralegal Association, will be held Oct. 22-25 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America.

The SF State Paralegal Studies program is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), and is accredited through San Francisco State University by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official regional accrediting body for academic institutions in the western part of the country.

Since 1969, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has represented victims of injuries and medical malpractice. The firm offers multiple scholarships each year to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence.

For more information about the Buckfire Law scholarships, visit https://buckfirelaw.com/scholarships.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a top-rated Michigan personal injury and accident law firm. Founded in 1969, Buckfire Law has earned the highest possible ratings in the legal profession for skill and integrity.

The Southfield-based, family-owned law firm takes great pride in providing the best possible legal representation to the people who need them the most.