The Legal Foundation of Washington is pleased to announce that Tarra Simmons, 2017 J.D. candidate from the Seattle University School of Law, has accepted the 2016 Goldmark Equal Justice Internship, a 10-week summer internship with Northwest Justice Project’s Re-entry through Service and Education (RISE) project in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Simmons will assist RISE’s state-wide team in providing direct legal services to clients in civil legal matters related to family law, child support, housing, consumer debt, legal financial obligations, and other matters.
Ms. Simmons has a BS in Nursing, cum laude, and is on Seattle University School of Law Dean’s List. In addition to her outstanding academic credentials, Tarra knows first-hand the difficulties of re-entry after incarceration as she herself has a conviction history. She experienced the struggle to find adequate legal assistance and overcome the barriers to employment. Thanks to the mentorship of Northwest Justice Project’s RISE staff and volunteers, she enrolled in law school and has been active in raising awareness on re-entry issues and helping marginalized people succeed in their goals.
Congratulations, Tarra, on the Goldmark Internship award with the RISE Project in Seattle. We know you will be a tremendous asset to the Alliance for Equal Justice community.