Saturday Aug 26, 2023

Leading by Advocating for Change with Aliza Shatzman

In this week’s episode, Sigalle interviews Aliza Shatzman, President and Founder of The Legal Accountability Project, a nonprofit that ensures that law clerks have positive clerkship experiences while extending support and resources to those who do not. Aliza shares how her clerkship experience quickly became one of mistreatment and harassment. Realizing there were no resources to support or protect her, Aliza persevered by filing a judicial complaint, advocating for legislation to extend to law clerks and federal public defenders, and ultimately creating a platform to provide more transparency and accountability for in the clerkship system. Aliza's story shows how speaking up about our personal experiences, even when faced with those who hold more power than us, can create real and systemic change. 

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