Student receives Goldmark Equal Justice Internship

Jessica Hertz, a second-year student at Seattle University School of Law, was awarded the 2009 Goldmark Equal Justice Internship. She will support the work being done at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Access to Justice for Detained Immigrants program next summer. She is the seventh recipient in the last eight years from Seattle University School of Law.

The Goldmark internship is administered by the Legal Foundation of Washington, a supporter of the Alliance for Equal Justice, providing civil legal aid to the underserved. The internship helps fulfill the equal justice mission by funding a legal intern to provide meaningful access to justice through research and writing, casework and client services. Students gain valuable experience working in a public interest law office.

The program is named for Charles A. Goldmark, the Foundation's second president. He was a firm believer in, and a forceful advocate for, equal access to the justice system. The internship was created both as a tribute and to encourage young lawyers to emulate his ardent commitment to civil legal aid to the poor.

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