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Salena Copeland

The Project

Salena ran the Justice Bus Project as a OneJustice Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. The Justice Bus Project Project services three target groups: low-income and other underserved clients; law students in urban law schools; and legal assistance programs in rural communities.

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I went to law school to obtain a skill that would enable me to help others. I am drawn to public interest law, because I can serve my community and provide legal services for people in need

Salena Copeland /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

The Project

In California, people who live in rural areas have little-to-no access to legal services. Julie’s project aimed to fill the legal services gap in rural California through the Rural Education and Access to the Law (REAL) Program.

The Project

Cynthia’s project at OneJustice was focused on filling the legal services gaps in rural California through the Justice Bus Project. Her work also involved providing support and assistance to the Pro Bono Managers of Southern California and working with them to maximize their legal resources.

All people deserve to have the legal help necessary to gain their most basic civil rights and to meet their essential human needs.

Cynthia Castellon Luna /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

The Project

In California, people who live in rural areas have little-to-no access to legal services. Candace’s project at OneJustice focused on filling the legal services gap in rural California through the Justice Bus Project. On Justice Bus trips, Candace educated urban law students and pro bono attorneys about the unique challenges low-income people in rural California face trying to access legal services, and took them to rural areas to volunteer at free legal clinics for low-income clients.

The Project

Low-income Californians living in rural areas face unique challenges when trying to access legal services. Lauren  helped fill the need for legal assistance to this population through her work on the Justice Bus Project.

Through holistic advocacy based on the collaboration of educators, policy makers and community leaders, we can create robust networks to empower and assist low-income and underserved communities.

Lauren M. Roberts /
Equal Justice Works Fellow