Lisa Johnson

  • Hosted by Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
  • Service location Charlotte
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations, Immigrant Populations/Minorities, Trafficking/Slavery
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

The Equal Justice Works, justice AmeriCorps attorneys in Charlotte are working to provide free legal representation to children who cross the border alone, increase the efficiency of the immigration court, and help guide these children through the immigration process.

The Inspiration

Why is this Project Important

There is no other state wide organization in North Carolina that will help UACs navigate the immigration system so we are really breaking new ground in helping immigrant children access legal representation.

Plans For First Six Months of Fellowship

Build client base, expand pro bono project, and refine knowledge of immigration remedies available to clients

Most Meaningful Experience To Date

We volunteer in immigration court to screen families and offer immigration advice. The stories we hear are so powerful because these families have experienced so much trauma just to get to the United States.

What are your goals?

I would like to gain international human rights and immigration experience to eventually be a director of an international clinic with a law school

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