Thank you for the opportunity to work at Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) with the funding of an Equal Justice America fellowship. The EJA Fellowship played a crucial role in helping me find my purpose through helping LSSCM’s indigent clients. When I started law school I knew I wanted to help people and pursued a volunteer experience with Michigan Legal Help in my first semester. As an EJA Fellow at LSSCM, I was able to affirm my commitment to public service. After this summer, I am sure that I have found where I fit in and the field in which I am destined to work.
I would like to thank all of those working to make the Equal Justice America fellowship possible. I am honored to be an EJA fellow, and I assumed reception of the fellowship as a serious responsibility to perform to my fullest capacity in my summer position [at the Legal Services of South Central Michigan]. Being chosen as a fellow meant more than just provision of financial means; it meant I had a duty to the donors, those at EJA who reviewed my initial application, and to the clients I served.