LSA recently welcomed Avery Livingston Stewart to its Montgomery Regional Office on Feb. 18, 2019. A native of LeGrange, GA, Stewart has a background in civil rights and domestic violence law.
For Stewart, LSA seems a perfect fit to her personality and career goals.
“I’ve wanted to work at LSA for a while now,” Stewart said. “I’ve always really liked everyone who I’ve met at LSA. The mission aligns very closely to what I want my career to look like – serving people that need that help but don’t have the resources to obtain it.”
With a passion for the law and research, Stewart stated she is looking forward to putting her legal research into practice.
“I think that everything I’ve done up to this point truly informs LSA’s mission, and I get to practice a body of law I haven’t done before – which is, Real estate, consumer law – credit, garnishment, foreclosure, bankruptcy issues – all of these I am familiar with, but I’ve never practiced them. I get to grow from the beginning,” Stewart said. “I like helping others navigate how the government and law actually work.”
Stewart earned an undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University. Prior to LSA, Stewart worked as Director of Public Policy with the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV), Coordinator for Civic Engagement at Troy University, Staff Attorney for ACLU of Alabama, and an Adjunct Professor for Auburn and Troy universities.
Not only does LSA offer an opportunity for growth, but Stewart believes her extensive experience will help her get off to a successful start.
“I bring a lot of enthusiasm for the work,” she said. “I am really passionate about the clients who are being served. I’m used to going out in the community, doing outreach, so I already have that skill set. I would really like to do as many cases as possible – learn from the different types of law that come through the Call Center. I’m even more excited about going to court.”
Having spent four years in Montgomery, Stewart describes herself as a master gardener and fitness guru. She is a member of the United States Powerlifting Association and USA Triathlon Association.
“I love my yard – I do all my own yard work,” Stewart said smiling. “I also like working out.”
For more information about Stewart, visit: www.legalservicesalabama.org