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September 16, 2021 – The Georgia Legal Services Program recently announced the addition of two new employees to its legal team in the Savannah Regional Office. Harris R. Mason joined the firm as a housing attorney and will handle various types of housing cases, with an emphasis on landlord-tenant matters. Mason is a graduate of Young Harris College with degrees in business and public policy. He received his JD in 2018 from the University of Georgia School of Law. During his law degree, Mason was a research fellow to Professor Hillel Y. Levin, president of OUTlaw, and communications director of the Working in the Public Interest Conference. Mason was a trainee lawyer for the Superior Courts of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit and most recently worked as an associate at Silver & Archibald in Athens. He is currently a board member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia.

Zuhra Aziz will also join the firm as an Aaron L. Buchsbaum Fellow 2021-2022. She received her law degree from Emory University Law School in May 2021. She graduated from Emory in Oxford and has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emory University. Zuhra has always had a passion for public service and human rights, which led her to pursue many public interest opportunities throughout her college career. During her law degree, she enjoyed her time as a student attorney for many of Emory’s legal clinics, including the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, and the Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic. Ms. Aziz is fluent in Farsi, Spanish and Urdu.

The Buchsbaum Fellowship was founded by the family of the late Aaron L. Buchsbaum, a Savannah attorney known for his civil rights work. The scholarship funds an Emory Law School graduate for a year in the Savannah Regional Office. The youngest boxwood fellow was Allen Kowalczyk.

Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) is a statewide not-for-profit law firm serving 154 counties in Georgia, outside of the greater Atlanta area, with five counties. Visit glsp.org for more information.