Brittany Jefferies

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Ithaca, New York
  • Law school Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2020
  • Program Elder Justice Program

The Project

Brittany’s Fellowship aimed to solve any issues relating to abuse, neglect, and exploitation experienced by the elder population in Ithaca, New York, and the surrounding areas. Her work ┬áincluded landlord-tenant issues, wills, and trust issues of concern to her clients.

Brittany has always been interested in public interest law. Growing up, her family could not afford private attorneys when they needed legal advice, so her mother received a lot of legal assistance from their local legal aid society. Witnessing the diligent and supportive representation that her mother received inspired Brittany to become a lawyer and give back to her community, the same way the attorneys had for her mother.

Fellowship Plans

Brittany worked with local nursing homes and agencies to learn more about the legal needs of the senior population in Ithaca, New York.

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