Thursday, March 27, 2014

Paralegal Students Team Up with Legal Aid

The Student Paralegal Association volunteered at the Legal Aid Society's open clinic in Nashville recently. This type of community work gives them real experience and a chance to network. Legal Aid Society's mission is to enforce, advance and defend the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable families in order to obtain for them the basic necessities of life.  

“I worked with attorneys Richard Green and Russ Gallagher,” said Paralegal student Aubrey Burns. “Two of the three cases I worked dealt with employment law! One was gender discrimination and the other was ADA with a side of defamation and possibly breach of contract. I got to read the EEOC Right to Sue letter. I learned so much and will definitely be participating again.”

Pictured from left to right: Paula Cagle, Heather Blair, and Aubrey Burns. Jeff Reynolds (not pictured) also participated.

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