NSU Law Student Amanda Sejba Awarded Equal Justice Works FellowshipPosted on: 06/03/2013
NSU Law student Amanda Sejba has been selected as a 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellow.Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works (EJW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing equal access to justice and quality legal representation to the poorest and most vulnerable among us. To achieve this, EJW offers a continuum of opportunities for the next generation of law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to under-served communities and causes.
This fall, Sejba will be one of 57 outstanding lawyers launching projects across the country that address some of our nation’s most pressing social issues. Her host organization is Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. and her project is being sponsored by The Florida Bar Foundation and Greenberg Traurig LLP. At Coast to Coast, Sejba will work as an attorney in the VALOR Project. “VALOR” Veteran Advocates Legal Outreach & Representation is a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) with the Sunrise Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic that provides direct legal representation to low income veterans. She will facilitate the MLP and focus on providing legal representation that will assist veterans with economic stability. Sejba will advocate on veterans' behalf affording access to public benefits including Social Security and VA Benefits. She will also conduct education and outreach to Broward County veterans.
Sejba is a twelve year Army veteran and a current Army reservist. She recently was accepted into the Judge Advocate General program for the Army Reserves.
The EJW Class of 2013 comes from 36 law schools and will be working at 51 nonprofit organizations in 11 states and the District of Columbia beginning in the fall.