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If you had asked me sixth months ago what my plans were for this summer, I would have told you I was hoping to work for a law firm or to clerk with a judge in Southern California. But after spending a day of my winter vacation at Public Counsel, I knew that I wanted to spend this summer as a clerk with Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Project. The thought of sitting in an office writing deposition summaries or researching current case law seemed uninspiring compared to the day I had spent with Public Counsel. Advocating for homeless and indigent clients seeking to gain or maintain general relief and food stamp benefits seemed like it would be much more rewarding.

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