Aspiring Litigators of America (ALA) is an association exclusively designed for scholars throughout the nation who are interested in pursuing careers in the legal field. The main formation of the ALA took place during the 2010-2011 school year. It is also during this time that the number of ALA members greatly increased. The association will have monthly meetings take place with its most active members in our headquarters located at Lehigh Valley Academy in Bethlehem, PA. During these monthly meetings, members will learn about the different fields of law, discuss current legal news and topics, create and participate in mock trials, research past cases in our nation's history and decide if the rulings and convictions set forth by the court were unconstitutional, and possibly have an opportunity to meet local attorneys and ask them questions about their occupation or just about law in general.
Robert M. Evans, President and Founder - Robert M. Evans is a 11th grader currently attending Lehigh Valley Academy in Bethlehem, PA. Robert has always displayed an interest in law and the judicial system ever since he was a child. As a child, he also set forth his career goal to become a personal injury lawyer and, since then, it has never changed. From the beginning of his enrollment at Lehigh Valley Academy in 2007, Robert M. Evans accomplished highly recognizable academic achievements. Such as, maintaining at least a 4.0 grade average from 7th grade to 9th grade and Serving as a member of the High Honor Roll for all four quarters of each grade from 7th to 9th grade. In 7th and 8th grade, Robert also scored all "Advanced" performance levels on his PSSA Tests (not offered in 9th or 10th grade). Throughout his enrollment at Lehigh Valley Academy, he has also been a very active student participating in many clubs and teams such as the LVAV Technical Team, the LVA Band, Recycling Club, Newspaper Club, LVA Civics Club, and Student Council (served as a "Classroom Representative"). Robert was also honored with many academic awards during his enrollment at Lehigh Valley Academy such as in 7th Grade: Personal Success Award for High Honors in all four quarters, the Academic Excellence Award (1 of 3 honored to the grade), the I.B. Attitude Award, the Excellence in Spanish Award (1 of 2 honored to the grade), the LVA "Live" Award, the LVAV Award, the Musician Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Music, the Community Service Award, and the Recycling Appreciation Award. 8th Grade: (No awards offered by LVA). 9th Grade: the Physical Science Achievement Award and the Spanish Excellence Award. 10th Grade: (No awards offered by LVA). In 9th grade, due to his outstanding academic record, Robert was also nominated to attend the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute at Lebanon Valley College, the National Youth Leadership Conference, and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI, in which only the top 5% of the highest achieving scholars throughout the nation are nominated. During the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI, Robert also stood out amongst his fellow scholars in mock trials and Supreme Court simulations, writing well prepared briefs and providing convincing opening statements and oral arguments. These statements were proven true to their meanings when Robert and his legal team received a 9-0 verdict from the justices in their Supreme Court simulation. During the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI, Robert also received the National Youth Leadership Forum Certificate of Achievement in which, "The National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation confers honor and distinction upon Mr. Robert Evans in recognition of academic success and commitment to the fields of law and crime scene investigation." In 10th Grade, due to his outstanding academic record, Robert was also nominated to attend the Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute at Lebanon Valley College, the National Youth Leadership Forum on Collegiate Success, the National Youth Leadership Conference, the Global Young Leaders Conference, and the Lehigh Valley Young Men's Symposium at Penn State University, in which he also attended. While attending the Lehigh Valley Young Men's Symposium at Penn State University, Robert had the valuable opportunity to speak and discuss various topics with Allentown Magisterial District Judge Ronald S. Manescu and Allentown City Council Member Mike Schlossberg, along with some of the many other successful politicians, entrepreneurs, etc. of the Lehigh Valley such as, United States Representative Charlie Dent. Robert later accepted a cordial invitation from Allentown Magisterial District Judge Ronald S. Manescu to observe, for a day, various preliminary hearings being held in his Allentown office, of which Robert was very appreciative of.