Alissa Neuman Captures 30th Jack Carey Scholarship
Congratulations to Alissa Neuman, a John Marshall law student expected to graduate in February, 2013. Alissa is the 30th recipient of the scholarship named in memory of Local 3315’s former president, John T. (“Jack”) Carey. Alissa was awarded the $2500 scholarship for the summer of 2012 and is currently clerking for brother Mark P. Douglass who is assigned to the Honorable Jorge L. Alonso’s courtroom at 26th and California.
Alissa brings a wealth of practical experience to her duties as a 711 law student. She has, and continues, to clerk for private attorneys since August of 2010, while also giving her time to the PD’s office this past semester. She has written appellate briefs for cases in the 1st and 3rd District Appellate Courts as well as the 7th Circuit court of Appeals. While in Judge Alonso’s courtroom, Alissa routinely interviews clients, witnesses and family members both in and out of custody. She has been before the bench in multiple courtrooms, and has completed and continues to work on various research projects not only for Mark but also for his partners Chandra Smith and Danita Ivory. Alissa has been to CCDOC numerous times interviewing and prepping clients. She is currently scheduled to try a Possession of Cannibas with Intent to Deliver jury and an Attempt 1st Degree Murder bench this summer before Judge Alonso and will be part of the trial team on a triple homicide jury in Judge Linn’s courtroom. She will no doubt be an asset to the trial team!
On behalf of the Local and the selection committee of the scholarship fund we are proud of Alissa’s accomplishments thus far and her continued dedication the the “cause!”
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