Angela Fernandez is an attorney with CCLA who recently joined the Senior Citizen Law Project, which provides free civil legal services to low-income seniors 60 and older in various areas of law including Landlord-Tenant, Foreclosures, Consumer, Abuse/Exploitation, Immigration, Health and Public Benefits. Previously, Angela worked with the Family and Domestic Violence Law Unit under the supervision of Director Lisa Goldberg to help establish the Family Court Self Advocacy Center in the Broward County Courthouse. As the on-site staff attorney, Angela personally guided over 3,000 pro se litigants in family law matters via face-to-face meetings.
Angela is passionate about serving the low-income community, and this is a large part of what motivated her to become an attorney. One of her former jobs was helping Broward County adults meet educational goals such as obtaining their G.E.D.s and learning English. During law school, she was active with the Public Interest Law Society (PILS), ultimately serving as its Vice President. In 2015, she published an article advocating for juvenile justice reform in The Freedom Center Journal, arguing in favor of a system more focused on outcomes rather than on mere punishment.
Angela is a member of the Broward County Bar Association. Angela earned a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from Nova Southeastern-Shepard Broad School of Law in 2014 and graduated from the University Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.