JWLA Kathy Para
Student Internship at JALA
Help provide access to justice in our community by donating to the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) Kathy Para Student Internship Fund at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)!
JWLA’s mission is to actively promote gender equality in the legal profession, judiciary, and community at large. Through the creation and funding of this internship, JWLA seeks to promote access to justice, provide substantive legal experience for JWLA’s student membership, and foster a lifelong dedication to pro bono. This internship offers critical legal experience for a law student, while also providing needed legal services in our local community. This internship will fund at least one paid part-time position for a law student intern each summer to do the important work of JALA.
Every $10 donated funds 1 hour of student time!
Learn more and DONATE to the JWLA Internship Kathy Para Fund at: http://www.jaxlegalaid.org/JWLA
Tax-deductible donations are made directly to JALA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal services organization.
Thank you for your support!
In January 2019, JWLA renamed the internship in honor of Kathy Bliss Para to recognize her lifelong commitment to service, mentorship, and serving the underserved. Kathy Para retired from JALA as Pro Bono Director in 2019.
Law Student Applications will be accepted
until April 23,2021
Questions? Email Alexandra Ritucci
Meet the 2020 JWLA Kathy Para Intern at JALA:
Camille Weal-Thomas is a student at Florida Coastal School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from Rowan University. Prior to law school, Camille was enlisted as a Military Police Officer in the United States Navy in Kings Bay, Georgia specializing in strategic asset protection. Camille aspires to make a difference in Jacksonville and assist the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association in its mission!
Meet the 2019 JWLA Kathy Para Intern at JALA:
Meagan Pearson is a law student at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from St. Petersburg College. Prior to law school, Meagan was a paralegal for the City of Jacksonville and a number of private law firms. She volunteers with an income tax assistance program and duval county schools. She is also a member of Toastmasters International. She is interested in working at JALA to ensure justice and quality legal representation for all members of our community.
Meet the 2018 JWLA Kathy Para Intern at JALA:
Christianne L. Wolfsen is a joint J.D./M.P.P. student at University of Florida Levin College of Law and Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Chinese Language Studies and Econmics. Prior to law school, Ms. Wolfsen participated in Teach for America and was a math teacher at Andrew Jackson Senior High School here in Jacksonville.