J.D., Boston University School of Law (2002)
B.A., Political Science and French Literature, Boston College (1995)
Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham worked at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts for over 7 years before the program joined with Western Massachusetts Legal Services to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. From 2002-2004, Valerie was an attorney in the benefits unit, handling welfare matters, employment issues, and MassHealth cases. In 2004 Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham received the Innovations in Legal Services Award in recognition of her vision in creating the Family Advocates of Central Massachusetts, LACCM’s medical-legal collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
From 2004-2007 Valerie was the Regional Training Director at the Center for Legal Aid Education, a Boston-based organization that provides continuing education and training to equal justice attorneys and staff across the country.
In her position as Director of Training and Professional Development from 2007-2011, Valerie planned, provided and coordinated training and professional development for all staff.
She also oversees CLA’s Family Advocates of Central Massachusetts program.
Valerie is fluent in Spanish and French. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District of Massachusetts.