Congratulations to CSOL alums Jeff Yungman and Aliecia Bores!
Jeff Yungman was recently profiled in the ABA Journal about One80 Place. According to the article “…[t]he Homeless Justice Project provides civil legal services to homeless veterans, individuals and families, making One80 Place one of the few shelters in the country that has daily legal assistance on-site. In his mid-60s, Yungman sees this as the greatest achievement of his life. But it was hardly a straight path to this success. Yungman started his career as a street cop in New Orleans. He loved the city, and he loved his job. Somewhere along the line, though, he realized that he cared more about social justice than about criminal justice. So he went back to school. A couple of years later, Yungman graduated from Tulane University with master’s degrees in social work and public health. He focused on child protection and homeless youths before moving to Charleston with his family. Years later, Yungman was clinical director at One80 Place when he heard that a new law school specializing in public law was opening in Charleston. One80 Place provided clients with strong support in social services but had no access to free legal services—something Yungman knew a sizable portion of his clients needed. At age 52, he began studying at the Charleston School of Law. Then as a 2L, Yungman and the dean of students, Abby Edwards Saunders, opened the school’s first legal clinic—at One80 Place. After bar admittance, Yungman worked as clinical director at the shelter and provided legal services until 2008, when a grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation led to the founding of the Homeless Justice Project and Yungman’s full-time employment as a lawyer.”
2014 CSOL alum, Aliecia M. Bores of the Finkel Law Firm, was recently “…awarded the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) President’s Award. This award honors Ms. Bores’ service and leadership in the legal profession among her YLD peers.”
Congratulations Jeff and Aliecia!