At LACCM I work under the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) grant in the families and children's unit. I focus on family law cases that involve domestic violence. For my clients I handle 10-day return hearings for 209A's, motions to amend 209A's, divorce, custody, paternity, and name changes. During my law school career I was heavily involved in public interest work. The summer following my first year I interned part time at Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD). The first semester of my second year, through the Lawyering Process Clinic, I interned at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS). At GBLS, I worked in the housing and homelessness unit with Dick Bauer. With Dick's help I helped place people in Emergency Assistance Shelter. The summer after my second year I worked for Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB). HLAB offered a great opportunity to work on many different cases. At HLAB I handled family law, housing, and benefits cases. During my first semester of my third year, I clerked for the Honorable Charles T. Spurlock in Suffolk Superior Court. I received the clerkship through NESL's Honors Judicial Clerkship program. Finally, in my last semester at NESL I interned at Roxbury District Court's District Attorney's Office. I received course credit, and obtained the placement through NESL's Criminal Procedure II Clinic.