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Selma native signs on with LSA

Legal Services Alabama (LSA), which has eight offices across the state and provides services for low-income Alabamians, recently welcomed Selma native Kameisha Logan to its staff in the local office.

Logan, who will work as a Staff Attorney in LSA’s Selma office, stated that she has a passion for serving the disadvantaged and hopes to advocate for those unable to advocate for themselves through her work with LSA.

“I want to be a voice for people who aren’t in a position to defend themselves,” Logan said. “We [at LSA] are able to serve people who are voiceless and keep others from taking advantage of them.”

Logan said that her interest in law began with a ninth-grade field trip to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery.

“We watched documentaries of people who were in prison and what they go through,” Logan said of the experience. “Just hearing those stories and knowing the impact prison [had] on their lives made me want to do something. Some people were [in prison] for no reason, but they had someone who stood up and had the courage to fight for them.”

After graduating from Selma High School, Logan earned Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees from Wallace Community College – Selma (WCCS) and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a focus on juvenile justice, at Alabama State University (ASU).

Logan went on to earn a master’s in criminal justice at Troy University and a juris doctorate and master of laws in advocacy and dispute resolution from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

Before turning to law, Logan taught college courses and trained as a mediator, both of which she believes will aid her in dealing with clients and tackling various situations at LSA.

“We deal with a lot of clients and a lot of issues,” Logan said. “The good thing about having the skill [of mediation is] you know the different techniques to use in order to be an effective mediator. Every case is different and it all depends on your case and the facts of the case.”

Logan is a board member for the Montgomery Community Action Committee and the Community Development Corporation and a member of the Selma Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

“I love what I do and I treat every client like it’s me or my family,” Logan said. “I want my clients to know that they have someone to fight for them. Sometimes, everything does not go in our favor, but if they know that I fought for them, it makes all the difference.”