Central West Justice Center

Pittsfield, MA

Lerae Kroon has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Central West Justice Center, where she will provide humanitarian immigration legal services to survivors of domestic violence, unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and victims of violent crimes in central Massachusetts. While at HLS, Lerae was involved with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as SJC Rule 3.03 Counsel, where she was recipient of the 2014 Betty Allebach Award. She was also active in the Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project. Lerae has been an intern at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services in New York City, Greater Boston Legal Services, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Prior to law school, Lerae worked as a housing specialist for homeless families in Pittsburgh, PA. Lerae was also one of two students recognized as an Outstanding Clinical Student of the year.