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Janna Farley,

June 7, 2022

Kali Pearson has joined the ACLU of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming as a summer intern for the three-state chapter’s legal department.

As a legal intern, Pearson will develop substantive skills and professional experience through trainings and on-the-job learning. She’ll work alongside ACLU lawyers on a variety of issues and be responsible for conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs, and researching and drafting materials for public education.

“Kali’s educational background, interest in constitutional rights and commitment to social justice made her a natural fit for our summer internship program,” said Stephanie Amiotte, legal director for the ACLU of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. “Kali will be a vital contributor to our active litigation. We’re excited to help her grow and develop her legal skills.”

Pearson is a law student at the University of South Dakota School of Law. At USD, Pearson has been involved in the trial team and has competed in a numerous regional and national competitions. She’s also active in the Black Law Students Association and the American Constitution Society.

Pearson earned her undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

About the ACLU of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.

The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.  In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit communities. The ACLU of South Dakota carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.