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Sonji Sullivan

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Paralegal Studies

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Margaret Phillips


In my Paralegal Service Learning class, I intern with the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) at the Niagara Family Court Help Desk. Most of the people seeking legal guidance are living well below the poverty line. My poster will review U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty in Western New York (WNY), specifically in the Buffalo area. Buffalo is one of the top three poorest cities in our country. I will also explore some factors that contribute to poverty and some ideas that might help combat the poverty level in our city. We can be part of the solution on an individual and group level.