In 2008, I moved to work as a domestic violence advocate and later a homeless family case manager. Families affected with criminal charges, child removals, evictions, immigration issues, and other legal actions where the ones who most struggled getting out of poverty and out of homelessness. I learned legal intervention would have made a difference in these families lives.

My Education

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FIGHTING FOR FAMILIES!


 

In 2011, after working several years with homeless families, I realized I could assist my clients better from a legal perspective. I decided to attend law school. Despite having to quit my full-time social work career, while caring for my five children, in 2015 I graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law. I focused on family law, child welfare law, criminal defense, and immigration because these are the needs of the communities I wish to serve. Providing legal services to the under-served and least economically and socially empowered will help avoid the issues that lead to homelessness in the first place. I am particularly passionate about providing holistic representation to criminal defendants and parents facing the child welfare system. Keeping families together, whether by keeping the parent out of jail or the kids out of foster care, serves the best interest of the children and the communities they live in. I wish to use my social work experience along with my newly acquired legal skills to provide legal representation along with assistance in other aspects of the clients life that will provide real and positive outcomes for the individual and their families.

My Life Experiences

In 2002, I graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. I then worked as a Corrections Officer in a Florida State Prison. I became a Child Abuse Investigator in Florida. I saw many injustices in both these positions and learned the difficulties people face when they don't have good legal assistance.

Law Offices of Luz Denise Negron-Bennett

  • Juris Doctorate Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA August 2012- May 2015
    •  Member of Student Public Interest Network (SPIN)
    • Member Women’s Law Caucus
    • Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) 1L Representative (2012-2013) and Secretary (2013-2014)
    • Philadelphia VIP and HIAS of PA Volunteer Interpreter
    •  VITA Tax Clinic Volunteer
    • Integrated Trial Advocacy Program Teaching Assistant to Stewart Eisenberg
    • Exchange Student in San Juan, PR during Fall 2014
    • Trial Advocacy Certification
    • Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society
  • 2015 Dean’s List Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with Minor in Psychology University of Central FL, Orlando, FL 1999-2002
  • RECOGNITION
    •  2013 Recipient of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund Scholarship
    • 2014 and 2015 Recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association YLD Diversity Scholarship
    • 2015 Recipient of the Eve Biskind Klothen Law Student Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association
    • 2015 Scholarship to the PBA Family Law Section Winter Meeting