anna brones

writer + artist + activist

A Pro Bono Lawyer, Who’s Entirely Mobile

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This week I was excited to publish a story about Melanie Gleason, an amazing woman who is running a 100% pro bono legal service out of her Smartcar. I profiled her work, particularly work with farmworkers, in a story on Civil Eats.

Gleason doesn’t charge for her services, and she isn’t tied to an office; that makes her work – which she calls Attorney on the Move – pretty revolutionary, and ensures that she is allowed to bring legal services to people in rural communities who might not otherwise have the access. If you have ever doubted that one person can make a difference, Melanie is sure to change that.

Inspired by her work? You can support Gleason and her services on her crowdfunding page.

Read the full story on Civil Eats.

Photo: Melanie Gleason/Michael Fagans

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Written by Anna Brones

February 12, 2016 at 07:33

Posted in Portfolio

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