Texas Access to Justice Foundation
AUSTIN, Texas – The
Texas Access to Justice Foundation, in partnership with Equal Justice Works,
has announced the 2015 Texas Equal Justice Works Fellows,
Esther Kim and Tovah Pentelovitch. The recent law school graduates have
developed new and innovative legal projects that will impact lives and serve
communities in desperate need of legal assistance. The two-year
projects begin in September.
Tovah Pentelovitch, a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, will work in the Austin office of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. She will work to curb problematic use of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs in Austin and underserved regions. Efforts will include outreach and representation of some of the most at-risk students in school disciplinary proceedings.
Continuing Fellows from the 2014 class sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation are: Olivia Mathis, Catholic Charities Cabrini Center, Houston; Gonzalo Serrano, Equal Justice Center, Dallas/Fort Worth; Johnathan Silva, Lone Star Legal Aid, Houston; and Mani Nezami, Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s Earl Carl Institute, Houston.
The 2016 EJW Fellowship Application/Selection Process opens July 6, 2015. The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works no later than 5 pm EDT on Sept. 18, 2015. E-mail Lisa Melton at LDMelton@tajf.org for more information.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1984, is the largest state-based funding source for the provision of civil legal aid in Texas. The organization is committed to the vision that all Texans will have equal access to justice, regardless of their income. The Foundation administers a variety of funding sources, which are earmarked to assist nonprofit organizations in providing legal aid to approximately 100,000 Texas families each year. For more information, please visit: www.teajf.org.
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