Anna Lellelid J.D. '13 Recognized for Pro Bono Service with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.

From the LSBA website:

Anna Lellelid is a recent cum laude graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. During law school, Lellelid interned with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL), providing pro bono representation to public school students in suspension and expulsion proceedings through Stand Up For Each Other (SUFEO). While working with SUFEO, she helped grow the organization both in number of trained advocates, and the overall number of represented students.

Lellelid also worked at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice in her third year of law school, representing indigent defendants in juvenile court and criminal district court. Through the Law Clinic, she assisted in winning and maintaining the re-entry of a juvenile client, and also strategized and fought for resentencing hearings for individuals sentenced to mandatory life without parole when they were children.

Lellelid’s commitment to social justice began long before law school, and her combined volunteer and paid work includes: fighting for a right to housing in Toronto; working with drug-addicted and homeless First Nations individuals in downtown Vancouver as well as inmates seeking parole in Kingston, Jamaica; providing harm reduction counseling and services to addict populations in Minneapolis; and creating a drop-in center for homeless and at risk youth in downtown Miami, Florida. After graduating from Loyola, Lellelid will continue working on behalf of public school students through Stand Up For Each Other, ensuring all children in New Orleans have equal access to quality, affordable education. She will also continue working to end life without parole sentences for juveniles in Louisiana.