Crowe & Dunlevy Awards $1,000 Scholarship for Paralegal Education at the University of Oklahoma

Crowe & Dunlevy recently presented Elisabeth Griswold with the $1,000 B. Jo Balding Scholarship for Students in the Legal Assistant Education Program at the University of Oklahoma Law Center.

“Elisabeth shows great promise for a successful career as a paralegal, and we are proud to support her with this scholarship,” said Kevin Gordon, president and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “Jo Balding has been a valued member of the Crowe & Dunlevy team for more than 50 years, and we hope this scholarship will help future paralegals who share her passion and talent.”

Griswold is currently working as a legal secretary at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Her previous experience includes serving as a legal secretary for the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office, a case worker for the District Attorney’s Child Support Division and as a mental health technician at Norman Regional Hospital System. She is expected to complete the Legal Assistant Education Program at the University of Oklahoma Law Center in fall 2016.

The Crowe & Dunlevy Foundation established this annual $1,000 scholarship to assist one University of Oklahoma Law Center student enrolled in the Legal Assistant Education program in his/her pursuit of a career in the legal field in honor of longtime Crowe & Dunlevy paralegal B. Jo Balding. Balding has served the firm for more than 50 years with professionalism and dedication.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in the Legal Assistant Education Program at the University of Oklahoma Law Center and be in academic good standing with at least an 8.1 grade point average in legal specialty courses at application submission.

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