ANGELICA | MARCH 30, 2020
Every year, we welcome several interns from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School into our organization. Here’s what Angelica has to say about her experience at AVLF.
Hello, my name is Angelica, I am a sophomore at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. When I started my internship with AVLF, I was stuck between two different degrees: the medical and law fields. I have always wanted to help people, so those were the two degrees I had in mind. But I think working with AVLF has really pulled me over to the law field. I have always been interested in Domestic Violence law, and I think it’s because I have seen people around me go through it and not have the justice that they deserve.
I have always been interested in Domestic Violence law, and I think it’s because I have seen people around me go through it and not have the justice that they deserve.
AVLF means “Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation” which by the name you can tell that we run by volunteer attorneys and law students. But we believe that no one standing up for their rights should do it alone. AVLF wants to create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice. AVLF is a place where we want to help people in their pursuit of equal justice.
I have had a lot of experiences with AVLF. One of them was going to the Safe Families Office. I have gone twice, and it was a good experience. I got to listen to people’s stories, and then I walked through all the steps of getting a Protective Order.
They just needed someone to talk about their problems that was going to help.
My second experience was Saturday Lawyer, I came in to help and I was partnered with Paul Barsness in a case that was about a landlord and tenant problem. For the client, the roof was caving in, and there were bedbugs, mold, and a loss of personal items. It was an interesting case, and Paul accepted the case which means he is representing them. They just needed someone to talk about their problems that was going to help.
AVLF is such a good place where some of our attorneys can relate to a client’s story. It’s a place where we will stand with you no matter what. It’s a place you can trust, a place where we listen to your story. But last we are a place where we believe in equal justice for everyone.
We love our Cristo Rey interns! Read more about our 2019-2020 interns here.
AVLF Cristo Rey Intern
Angelica is a Sophomore at Cristo Rey. Her favorite subject in school is AP World History.
In her free time, Angelica likes to watch Netflix and sleep.
When she graduates from college, she wants to be a lawyer or a doctor.
Angelica is with us on Thursdays! She’s really good at math, so we’re excited to see how she applies her skills to the nonprofit world.