Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Sarah joined Legal Aid as a case coordinator for our Pro Bono Programs team in 2022. She has a paralegal certificate from Duke University and previously worked as a litigation paralegal in a law firm in Raleigh. She earned her bachelor’s in Political Science and Gender and Women’s History from UNC Chapel Hill in 2020. 

Resident of: Durham, NC 

Native of: Charlotte, NC 

Fun fact: Ran her first half marathon in 2021

Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Shameka joined Legal Aid as a case coordinator for our Pro Bono Programs team in 2022. She previously worked as a paralegal in Garner and a licensed tax preparer, legal secretary and legal assistant in Florida. She earned her associate degree from Broward College, in Florida, in 2018. She is trilingual: she can speak English, Creole and American Sign Language.

Resident of: Raleigh, NC 

Native of: Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Fun fact: Shameka is a first-generation American.

Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Brionna joined Legal Aid as a case coordinator for our Pro Bono Programs team in 2022. She earned her bachelor’s in Social Work from Austin Peay State University, in Tennessee, in 2020. During college, she interned as a social worker at Sigma Health Services, in Raleigh.

Resident of: Raleigh, NC 

Native of: Memphis, TN 

Fun fact: Loves painting, drawing and interior decorating

Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Leslie joined Legal Aid in 2016 as a paralegal with The Child’s Advocate, one of our special projects. She previously worked with special populations in the Wake Co. School System and privately. She has a paralegal certificate from Meredith College and a bachelor’s from Montclair State in New Jersey.

Resident of: Garner, NC 

Native of: Parsippany, NJ 

Fun fact: Corgi lover 

Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Jill joined Legal Aid as a case coordinator on our Pro Bono Programs team in 2022 after earning her master’s in International Studies from NC State University, from which she also earned her bachelor’s in International Relations. She has interned for an international cultural exchange nonprofit in Raleigh and served as a delegate to a nuclear nonproliferation conference in Tennessee. She speaks Spanish and some Italian.

Resident and native of: Raleigh, NC

Fun fact: Played rugby through undergraduate and grad school at NC State

Leadership Type: Pro Bono Case Coordinator

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Bio highlights: Cierra joined Legal Aid as a case coordinator on our Pro Bono Programs team in 2022, the same year she earned her bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from William Peace University, in Raleigh. During college, she interned for Justice Phillip Berger, Jr., of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and in the Wake County Sherriff’s Office.

Resident and native of: Fuquay Varina, NC

Fun fact: Has a twin brother