About the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Fellowship at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Gwen S. Cherry was a pioneer attorney at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. when it was founded in 1966. To honor her, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (GSCBWLA) has established a Law Student Fellowship in her name. The Fellowship will provide the opportunity for a rising young law student to continue Gwen S. Cherry’s Legacy of Equal Justice and, at the same time, make it possible for LSGMI to help more vulnerable individuals and families resolve critical legal problems.
Talented and committed law students are indispensable to helping LSGMI fulfill its mission of Equal Justice. Excellent opportunities exist in all LSGMI Projects for law student fellows to build substantive expertise, strengthen practical legal skills, develop professional contacts, and provide vitally needed legal services to those who could not otherwise afford them. Perhaps most importantly, a law student fellowship at LSGMI fosters a life‐long commitment to public interest legal advocacy and pro bono service.
Law student fellows provide important assistance to LSGMI attorneys including interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting legal documents, discovery and briefs, and conducting research and investigations. Law student fellows have frequent opportunities to attend strategy sessions, hearings, mediations, depositions, and community events. These contributions by law student fellows enable LSGMI staff attorneys to engage in complex and systemic advocacy.
Please join with the GSCBWLA by contributing to the Gwen S. Cherry Law Student Fellowship Fund. Donate online using the form below or send a check to: Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, P.O. Box 12631, Miami, FL 33101.
For more information please contact Michelle Prescott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the Fall 2019 Fellowship are currently open. Apply here.