Florida for Equal Justice
Equal Justice America’s newest addition to our State Initiatives program is our Florida for Equal Justice campaign. Your support will help us increase legal services to the poor by creating additional Law Student Fellowships in the state, putting more law students to work with Florida legal aid organizations.
Funding for EJA Fellowships for Ave Maria School of Law, Barry University, Florida A&M University, Florida Coastal, University of Florida, Florida International University, Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University and Stetson University law students derive from our Florida for Equal Justice campaign. (To be eligible for an EJA Fellowship, students from these schools must find placements with legal aid organizations in Florida.)
EJA launched our Florida for Equal Justice campaign this year. Please help us put more law students to work in Florida on behalf of the poor.
(Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation unaffiliated with any law school.)
“I never realized how much legal aid could assist during and after a major disaster. Something that may seem daunting or take months to complete to most individuals, could easily be accomplished with the help of an attorney. My experience working at Three Rivers Legal Services was humbling, knowing that my efforts this summer helping those affected by the hurricane actually made a difference. I know that the work I did this summer helped others for the better. I thought my proudest moment was when I got accepted into Law School but this summer I realized my proudest moment now was being able to help those affected by the hurricane, that were still struggling to get back on their feet.”– Gabriela Ibanez-Alers, Florida Coastal School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018
- Celeste Corrales Russano (University of Florida) and Alaina Wilson (Stetson University) worked at Florida Legal Services in Newberry.
- Elizabeth Hannah (Stanford) worked at the ACLU Foundation of Florida in Miami.
- Gabriela Ibanez-Alers (Florida Coastal) worked at Three Rivers Legal Services in Jacksonville.
- Hannah O’Keefe (Loyola University) worked at the Legal Aid Service of Collier County in Immokalee.
- Victoria Sexton (Georgetown) worked at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida in Plantation.
- Karina Hidalgo-Gato (St. Thomas University) worked at the Legal Services of Greater Miami.
- Alexandra Horn (University of Florida) worked at Florida Legal Services in Newberry.