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LawWorks – MHAS’ Innovative School-Legal Partnership with Learning Works Charter School

By Cynthia Huynh, Berkeley Law School Public Interest Fellow  Often times, advocates forget that our role is more than crafting the most persuasive argument; perhaps an equally important objective is to support the client in finding her own voice so that, long after we have closed her file, she continues being her own life-long advocate. I […]

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Legal Aid for Veterans Project Renewed

It has been an exciting year working as an AmeriCorps fellow starting a new project with MHAS working with veterans. There have been challenges and victories along the way and I have learned invaluable lessons on client management and effective advocacy. Perhaps one of the most important things I have learned is how a seemingly […]

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MHAS Internship Lays Foundation for Career Goals by Colleen Smythe

Guest post by Colleen Smythe, law student at University of Michigan, who participated in MHAS’ summer internship program. Student interns’ activities include conducting client intake interviews, drafting SSI appeal briefs, assisting veterans to resolve warrant and ticket issues, and doing research and advocacy in special education and fair housing. My summer internship at MHAS was […]

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Learning that the Practice of Law is More than Casebooks, by April Hua

Guest post by April Hua, law student at Harvard Law School, who participated in MHAS’ summer internship program. Student interns’ activities include conducting client intake interviews, drafting SSI appeal briefs, assisting veterans to resolve warrant and ticket issues, and doing research and advocacy in special education and fair housing. After a brief training session on the […]

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Classroom Learning in Action – My Summer Internship, by Gwen Holst

Guest post by Gwen Holst, law student at UCLA Law School, who participated in MHAS’ summer internship program. Student interns’ activities include conducting client intake interviews, drafting SSI appeal briefs, assisting veterans to resolve warrant and ticket issues, and doing research and advocacy in special education and fair housing. My first glimpse into MHAS was […]

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Advocacy in Action By Madeline Suchard

Guest post by Madeline Suchard, law student at UCLA Law School, who participated in MHAS’ summer internship program. Student interns’ activities include conducting client intake interviews, drafting SSI appeal briefs, assisting veterans to resolve warrant and ticket issues, and doing research and advocacy in special education and fair housing. I started my summer at Mental […]

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A Rising 2L Taking on Responsibility Quickly

Guest post by Trent Fujii, law student at Columbia University Law School, who participated in MHAS’ summer internship program. Student interns’ activities include conducting client intake interviews, drafting SSI appeal briefs, assisting veterans to resolve warrant and ticket issues, and doing research and advocacy in special education and fair housing. I was a summer law […]

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