Lucero Wins MJF Volunteer Award
Rebecca Lucero, a third year law student, has been awarded the Law Student Volunteer Award by the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF). Lucero will be honored at MJF's 19th Annual Awards Celebration on November 9.
Lucero has been an active Minnesota Justice Foundation volunteer, including assisting clients with their criminal expungements and acting as a Street Law instructor at the Bridge.
She is currently one of the student directors at the Workers’ Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School which she has been involved with since her first year of law school. At the Clinic, Lucero assists low-income and immigrant workers with everything from negotiating with employers for unpaid wages to entering into litigation for clients who have faced discrimination or harassment at work.
For the summer of 2006, Lucero was a Mansfield Fellow Law Clerk at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, where she continues to work with the Consumer Unit on eliminating the practice of equity-stripping. Lucero loves her job.
Her nominator says, “She is always willing to take that extra step,” and that “she cares about her clients… and makes every effort to help them to get what they need.”
For more information about the Awards Ceremony, click [here].