Carolyn Rumer

Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP

Admitted to practice law in California. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(B) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

Carolyn Rumer is an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Public Benefits Unit. Carolyn’s project, the Domestic Violence Economic Security Project, is sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP. Through the Project, Carolyn provides representation and advocacy to domestic violence survivors in the areas of employment, public benefits, and child support. In addition to direct representation, Carolyn works on systemic advocacy at the D.C. Council and collaborates with other legal and social service providers to increase protections for survivors in the District.

Carolyn graduated with a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the managing board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and participated in the Mental Health Law Clinic. Carolyn received the Pro Bono Award for completing the most pro bono hours in the graduating class of 2014. During law school, Carolyn interned at Legal Aid in the Family Law Unit, Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. After graduation, Carolyn clerked for Judge Jennifer Di Toro at the District of Columbia Superior Court.

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EDUCATION

J.D.University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., University of Notre Dame

CONTACT

Email: crumer@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 386-6685
Fax: (202) 727-2132