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Justice Rising Advocates

Justice Rising Advocates

Justice Rising Advocates (JRA) is a group of young professionals that fight for justice alongside Community Legal Services (CLS) and educate the legal community about the importance of this work. The next generation of lawyers and other advocates are ready and willing to make a difference, and JRA offers that opportunity.

Members of JRA are committed to advancing the mission of CLS as they rise in the community and their careers. Through JRA, young professionals can learn about key issues so they can be effective advocates for justice. They also help low-income Philadelphians through volunteering at legal clinics and other events. Many members of JRA choose to donate to CLS, which helps CLS to serve thousands of low-income clients each year.

As a member of JRA, you have the opportunity network with other young professionals, as well as leaders in the field. You also have access to substantive, service, and social opportunities connected with CLS, including a variety of engaging and free CLEs, and volunteer opportunities at legal clinics.

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Justice Rising Advocates Executive Committee

Geneva Campbell Brown

Gregory S. Bergman
Vice Chair
​Blank Rome LLP

Zachary Arbitman
Youman & Caputo, LLC

Cheryl-Lyn Bentley
Outten & Golden, LLP

Caroline Buck
Community Legal Services

Rachel Collins Clark
Cozen O'Connor

Jenna Collins
Community Legal Services

Patrick Devine
Immediate Past Chair
White and Williams
CLS-PLA Finance Committee

J.P. Faunes
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, LLP

Melanie J. Foreman
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
CLS Board of Directors

Shawn Hendricks
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Eli H. Klein
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Alexis Lehmann
Francis & Mailman

Thomas J. Miller
Dechert LLP

Judy Moon
Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark

Mark Suter
Berger Montague

Chi-Ser Tran
Community Legal Services

Liz Vaysman
Vaysman Legal, LLC