The Simons Scholarship Fund was founded in 1993 upon the retirement of Judge William W. Simons from the Superior Court bench. Judge Simons understood the importance of trial advocacy training for lawyers and appreciated that the cost of attending such trainings often prohibited the very lawyers who would benefit the most from participating. Therefore, he created this fund to improve trial advocacy in our courts by making trainings more accessible to trial lawyers.

In order to apply for such funds, a written request must be sent to the Simons Scholarship Fund, c/o The Berkshire County Bar Association Inc., 29 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The submittal should include a brochure describing the training; the amount of funds requested; and a brief statement of how the attorney hopes the training might improve his/her specific practice.


Simons Scholarship Fund
c/o The Berkshire County Bar Association Inc.
29 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201