Eliza came out of Harvard Law School with a strong dedication to public-interest work, and used her Fellowship at Tycko & Zavareei LLP to launch her career in that direction. She was immediately engaged in challenging and substantive work spanning multiple practice areas. In addition to interviewing clients, developing legal strategies, and drafting motions and briefs, her extensive involvement in a national products liability class action served as a valuable crash course in nearly all aspects of discovery. The attorneys at Tycko & Zavareei embraced the opportunity to mentor Eliza through the world of complex litigation via significant assignments and meaningful feedback.
As part of the public-interest fellowship, Eliza worked for two months at Bread for the City’s legal clinic. There she helped pilot Bread for the City’s medical-legal partnership and worked side-by-side with doctors to develop a protocol for identifying patients with housing problems and referring them to the legal clinic. In addition to this exciting project, Eliza also represented a client during his Social Security Disability appeal and helped him win full Social Security Disability benefit payments.
Tycko & Zavareei’s public interest fellowship facilitated Eliza’s rapid acquisition of legal skills and competence, which she will apply during the course of her Equal Justice Works fellowship delivering direct legal services in Los Angeles.