Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Merissa Grayson has always entertained the idea of becoming a lawyer. At the young age of 13, she volunteered at a Florida juvenile diversion program where Juveniles are represented by their peers. It was there that Merissa gained her first courtroom experience as a litigator. At 14 years old, her cousin, whom she was very close to, was sent to prison at the age of 15 years old to serve a life sentence, without the possibility of parole for alleged murder. Holding a strong belief that her cousin did not receive a fair trial, it was then that she decided to turn that entertainment of becoming a lawyer into determination to become a Lawyer.
During undergraduate and law school, Merissa volunteered at a Juvenile Detention center where she worked with children in after-school enrichment programs for low income families. It was during this period that she realized that she truly has a passion for helping the under-represented make a difference in their lives.
With the support of her family and friends, Merissa graduated from law school with the confidence that she can achieve one of her biggest goals: to open a law practice and help those who normally would not have access to services like those offered by her firm.
The Law office of Merissa V. Grayson specializes in helping families through common situations that arise in many families every day.
Merissa focuses on helping:
-Families that are making major transitions related to separation, divorce, guardianship, or adoption make the right decisions so that the transition is as smooth as possible.
-Those facing criminal charges or lawsuits resolve those problems and determine how to prevent such problems from recurring.
-Children facing school suspension, expulsion, or criminal charges resolve those problems and get their lives Back On Track to ensure a better future.
-People who have been wronged by others understand and fight for their rights.
Merissa's commitment to change didn't stop there. She said "I don't want to just help people solve their legal problems and send them on their way, that's what all lawyers do. Usually when someone has a legal problem, there's an underlying issue, something is missing; if that gap isn't filled the same problems will recur and they'll be back in my law office within a year." Merissa wanted to go above and beyond and provide provide not only legal services, but also education, guidance, and support to the under-represented.
Accordingly, in conjunction with her firm, in 2011, Merissa formed "Track 2 the Future," a Non-Profit Association dedicated to providing full guidance and support to individuals who have experienced an unanticipated event that caused them to get "off track" and wish to get "back on track" in order to have a better tomorrow. Merissa understands that sometimes people make mistakes and she firmly believes "It's not the mistakes that you make that determine your future, it's what you do to fix those mistakes and move forward; sometimes all it takes is a little direction and a good support system." Merissa's dedication to helping others make a difference is evidenced by her generous offer to qualifying clients. These clients may benefit from the Track 2 the Future program free of charge. She lives by the saying, "I may not be able to change the entire world at one time, but I can change the world one person at a time."
Her blog titled: "Your Family's Legal Blog," was created to shed light on various issues that are common within society and that can have a serious impact on individuals and their families. Educating her readers on many topics which are not commonly known outside of the legal community, Merissa hopes that her readers and followers will find or offer something in the blog that will encourage them to further educate themselves, investigate, and spread important information that, if known, may prevent and/or resolve some of these issues. In addition to blogging online, Merissa developed a monthly E-Zine and has planned several workshops, seminars, webinars, and vlogs to interact with and educate her followers on different topics.
For more information about Merissa Grayson, her law firm, nonprofit, and blog, or to sign up for the montly E-Zine, visit www.yourfamilyslawyers.com www.track2thefuture.org and www.yourfamilyslegalblog.wordpress.com