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Nery Alonso

2010, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Nery Alonso

Nery Alonso

Name of Host Organization: Three Rivers Legal Services
City, State: Gainesville, Florida
Issue area: Domestic Violence

The Project

While working at Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. I will be assisting domestic violence survivors in different capacities. I will be participating in court proceedings such as injunction hearings and conducting community outreach. This includes developing informative materials and working with community agencies to educate the public about domestic violence and the resources available to help these particular survivors.

Biography

Hometown:

Valrico, Florida

Making the connection:

I always knew I wanted to work in the public sector. My experiences throughout law school reinforced that same desire. Upon graduation, I waited for a an opportunity in the public interest field instead of immediately taking a job in the private sector. This was a risk I was willing to take.

Surviving law school:

Upon entering law school, I always had a desire to enter the field of public interest. Most of my legal experience during law school stemmed from public interest organizations. These organizations were always willing to help students attain the most experience they wished for. My passion for public interest law remained throughout law school because of the countless clients who endlessly thanked me for my services. They were so appreciative.

Recommended books:

Prime Numbers - this book demonstrates the relationship between social misfits and how they survive in today's society. This book really makes you think.

Favorite website(s):

www.facebook.com - It helps me stay connected with my friends across the world.