Greenberg Traurig Selects Amanda Glass as an Equal Justice Works Fellow

PHOENIX—March 25, 2019—Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP selected Arizona State University (ASU) alumna Amanda Glass as one of its Equal Justice Works Fellows. She is among Greenberg Traurig’s current class of 16 fellows receiving funding through Greenberg Traurig’s Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation to provide legal services pro bono to community programs.

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Glass is working with the nonprofit Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), a public interest law firm committed to defending the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, cognitive and sensory disabilities. Glass is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She earned her master’s degree in special education and worked with Teach for America in Los Angeles for two years. Through Teach for America, she recalls witnessing firsthand the challenges faced by students with disabilities. The experience motivated her to earn a law degree.

Glass will work at ACDL on a project designed to improve access to special education and mental health services for children in Arizona’s foster care system. The program will utilize community trainings, direct client services, advocacy, and collaboration with other Arizona organizations. Glass’s Fellowship began in September 2018 and will end in 2020.

“We are proud to sponsor Amanda’s vitally important work at the ACDL,” said Phoenix Managing Shareholder Nicole Goodwin. “Her two-year fellowship—providing much-needed legal assistance on behalf of children in Arizona’s foster care system—is truly aligned with our values and mission at Greenberg Traurig.”

Through the Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, Greenberg Traurig serves as the largest sponsor of Equal Justice Works Fellowships in the United States and since 1999, the firm has invested nearly $11 million to support, in whole or in part, 158 Equal Justice Works Fellows. These fellows, graduates of 61 law schools, have served over 49 cities across the United States and have provided over 560,000 attorney hours on behalf of underrepresented populations. Through their two-year fellowships, they have delivered critically needed legal services at more than 95 legal services organizations, working on 29 issue areas ranging from community development and disability rights to domestic violence and immigrant populations. Among Greenberg Traurig’s former fellows, over 80 percent remain in public interest today. Together, the sponsors, fellows and host organizations help to ensure equal access to justice for underserved communities across the country.

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