I am thrilled to congratulate Eden Sears on being the first law student to win the RI Coalition for the Homeless’ Legal Clinic Award- an award usually presented to seasoned attorneys. At the awards luncheon on March 24, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented Eden with the award for her dedication and commitment to working at the Homeless Legal Clinics. Eden began her work with the Coalition two years ago at the Amos House Homeless Legal Clinic, under the supervision of attorney Steven Miller. After volunteering for a year at the Amos House Legal Clinic, she took on another legal clinic at the Providence In-Town Churches Meal Site Homeless Legal Clinic under the supervisions of Neville Bedford ('03). Through the legal clinics, Eden has been able to assist homeless men and women navigate legal issues ranging from custody disputes to evictions. Eden plans to continue her work with disenfranchised individuals and communities as a public defender upon graduation.