The Vermont Commission on Women welcomes Hannah Elle Myers of Norwich as Executive Staff Assistant. Myers spent several years as Staff Attorney serving clients in the Northeast Kingdom for Have Justice – Will Travel (HJWT), a Vermont non-profit providing holistic pro-bono representation to low-income victims of domestic and sexual violence. Myers provided direct free legal services to hundreds of Vermont women and families for matters such as obtaining Relief from Abuse Orders (RFA’s), divorce, child custody, and child support. She provided both full representation as well as legal guidance and direction for pro-se clients as part of HJWT’s Legal Empowerment Assistance Program. Prior to her work at HJWT, Ms. Myers performed a broad range of legal activities at the South Royalton Legal Clinic, working with supervising attorneys on divorce, consumer debt, bankruptcy, foreclosure and juvenile cases. Ms. Myers holds an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Greenfield Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Political Science from the University of New Mexico, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School.
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. VCW offers many services to the public, including a toll-free information and referral service.