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Our New Deputy Director: Christina Jackson

Today we welcome Christina Jackson as our new Deputy Director. Christina has spent her career helping lawyers and law students do public-interest work, and we’re proud to welcome her to our staff.

“It is an honor to support such committed professionals in seeking to close the justice gap,” said Christina. “I look forward to continuing and expanding our work in promoting pro bono and supporting the District’s low income and modest-means residents.”

Before joining our staff, Christina served as the Director of Public Service Initiatives & Fellowships at NALP; before that, she was the Public Interest Specialist in the Office of Career & Professional Development at American University Washington College of Law. Christina has also practiced civil-rights employment-law for eight years in Georgia and Alabama, is a member of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and is a former member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of Penn State and the University of Richmond School of Law.

Christina is no stranger to our organization either; she has served on our board for several years, including as our Vice President and Issues Committee Co-Chair.

“I am thrilled to make the transition to the Washington Council of Lawyers staff,” Christina said. And we’re thrilled to have her!

You’ll be hearing more from Christina soon; in the meantime, follow her on Twitter at @CJacksonWCL.