St. John’s County Staff 2017-01-17T13:17:39+00:00

JALA’s Valuable  Team Members

Meet Our St. John’s County Team

MEGAN WALL, ESQ.
Managing Attorney
Phone: (904) 827-9921 ext. 206
Email: megan.wall@jaxlegalaid.org

Summary:

  • Johns County Legal Aid (St. Augustine, FL) Managing Attorney and St. Johns Pro Bono Coordinator–January 2005–Present
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Jacksonville, FL)—February 2002-January 2005
  • Central Florida Legal Services (Palatka, FL)—August 1994-October 2001 (Attorney and pro bono coordinator for Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties)
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami (Miami, FL)—Staff attorney–January 1992-August 1994
  • University of Florida College of Law (Gainesville, FL)—Research Assist. 1991
  • Public Counsel (Los Angeles, CA)—Summer Internship 1991
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami (Miami, FL)—Summer Internship 1990

Area of Expertise or Practices:

  • Poverty law, Public Benefits law, Senior Law

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Lawyer 2015
  • Florence Eveline Williams Angel of the ARC Award 2013
  • ARC Florida Ray Watson Brotherhood Memorial Award 2005 and 2010
  • Mill Creek Elementary School Outstanding Service for Justice Teaching Award 2009
  • Council On Aging Advocacy Award 2007 and 2006
  • World AIDS Awareness Week Service Agency of the Year Award 2005
  • Johns ARC Appreciation Award 2005
  • Flagler County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Award 2001
  • Flagler County Teen Court Service Award 1999 and 1998
  • Department of Children and Families Recognition Award 1998
  • Putnam County Bar Association Service Award 1998

Court Admissions:

  • Florida Bar, Federal Middle District

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Unaccompanied Youth Homeless Student Committee—2012-present
  • Home Again St. Johns Homeless Advocacy Providers Group—2012-present
  • Justice Teaching (through the FL Supreme Court)—2007-Present
  • Indigency Committee for Seventh Judicial Circuit—2006-2007
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council—1991-2006
  • Florida Bar Ethics Committee, 7th Circuit, Chair—2001-2004
  • National African American Archives and Museum Advisory Council—2000-2004
  • Florida Legal Services “Workgroups” (legal study and casework)—1992-Present:
  • (Public Benefits, Health/Senior, Pro Bono Coordinators, Disaster, and Consumer)
  • Flagler Co. Bar Assoc., President 2000 (other offices prior years)
  • Putnam Co. Bar Assoc., President 1999 (other offices prior years)
  • Florida Supreme Court Tobias Simon Award Committee-1997, 2013, 2015
  • Johns County Interagency Council Board of Directors—1997-1998
  • Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section: Ex. Council 1994-1998, 1998-2002 (also the Legislative Committee, Amicus Committee, Individual Rights Committee, etc.)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 7th Circuit, 1994-1998
  • Co-founder of the University of Florida College of Law Association For Public Interest Law (APIL)—1990

Experience:

  • Johns County Legal Aid (St. Augustine, FL) Managing Attorney and St. Johns Pro Bono Coordinator–January 2005–Present
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Jacksonville, FL)—February 2002-January 2005
  • Central Florida Legal Services (Palatka, FL)—August 1994-October 2001 (Attorney and pro bono coordinator for Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties)
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami (Miami, FL)—Staff attorney–January 1992-August 1994
  • University of Florida College of Law (Gainesville, FL)—Research Assist. 1991
  • Public Counsel (Los Angeles, CA)—Summer Internship 1991
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami (Miami, FL)—Summer Internship 1990

Education

  • A. English, University of Florida
  • A. English, University of Florida
  • D. (Juris Doctorate) University of Florida
VALERIE NORDEN
Paralegal
Phone: (904) 827-9921 ext. 203
Email: valerie.norden@jaxlegalaid.org
EVA PAULK
Staff Attorney
Phone: (904) 827-9921
Email: Eva.Paulk@jaxlegalaid.org
Joy Eberhardt
Legal Assistant
Phone: (904) 827-9921
Email: joy.eberhardt@jaxlegalaid.org