Attorney awarded fellowship

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Attorney Clairbel Morales has been awarded the Bart Gordon Fellowship by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to work at Community Legal Aid, which provides free legal services to low-income and elderly residents of both western and central Massachusetts. Morales will assist tenants facing homelessness or denied the housing of their choice for discriminatory reasons. She will be based at Community Legal Aid's Springfield office. Community Legal Aid also has an office in Pittsfield.

A 2019 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, Morales joined Community Legal Aid in the summer of 2019 as an AmeriCorps legal advocate serving in the organization's Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime and Housing Units. A native of Trenton, N.J., Morales earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice in 2008 and a masters in public administration in 2014 from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Morales worked at the Bronx District Attorney's Office for six years as a paralegal before moving to Massachusetts to attend law school.

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