(L-R) Betsy Chavez (UNC-Pembroke), Josh Renz (UNC School of Law), Jay Kim (UNC School of Law), Chris Eddy (UNC School of Law), Phillip Perko (UNC School of Law) and Phillip Carwane (Washington and Lee School of Law).

Pisgah Legal Services welcomes one college student and five law clerks who will be working with us for 10 weeks this summer.

Betsy Chavez is working on a variety of office projects, from from helping organize clinics to serve immigrants in crisis to fundraising and data entry.

Our law clerks this summer are: Josh Renz (UNC School of Law), Jay Kim (UNC School of Law), Chris Eddy (UNC School of Law), Phillip Perko (UNC School of Law) and Phillip Carwane (Washington & Lee School of Law).

These law school students are participating in summer internships that offer valuable hands-on learning opportunities and provide much-appreciated assistance for our attorneys and staff, allowing PLS to serve more clients than with staff alone.

The law students work on legal issues that range from unfair housing practices to domestic violence and securing benefits for people with serious disabilities. Some will have the opportunity to appear before area judges to argue their cases.

We hope this experience will inform and enhance these students’ knowledge of the law and give them greater appreciation of those who are in need of legal assistance but cannot afford it.