Few things are more important than the roof over your head. As a housing attorney, I prevent people from being evicted, help them assert their right to live in a decent, habitable home, and give general practicable knowledge about landlord-tenant law. I began my career as a volunteer through the AmeriCorps program at Northeast Legal Aid, where I assisted indigent persons through the “Lawyer for the Day” program. In this program, I worked with other housing attorneys to advise or represent people with housing issues. Eventually transitioning into a full-time job, volunteering in this capacity helped me grow as a lawyer and person. I would recommend volunteering with legal aid to all new attorneys eager to gain experience while giving back.
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