Jodi Feldman is a Supervising Attorney who manages Legal Aid’s Pro Bono and Training Programs. Jodi develops key partnerships with law firms and engages hundreds of volunteer attorneys from across the city, expanding Legal Aid’s resources to serve even more clients. She also is responsible for coordinating training for new attorneys, as well as ongoing training opportunities for more senior staff. In addition, Jodi oversees Legal Aid’s student intern program.
Jodi joined Legal Aid in December 2004, and from 2005 to 2013, she served as Director of Legal Aid’s Intake and Pro Bono Programs. Under her leadership, the number of initial applicant interviews Legal Aid conducted almost doubled, from about 2100 in 2005 to well over 4000 in 2012. Meanwhile, the number of pro bono hours logged by attorneys participating in Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program also doubled during this same period. In December 2014, the Washington Council of Lawyers honored Jodi with its first-ever Legal Services Award, which recognizes Jodi’s extraordinary accomplishments on behalf of enhancing access to justice for persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia.
Jodi came to Legal Aid from Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C., where she was a Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator. Prior to that, she was an Associate at the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP. During her tenure at Wiley Rein, Jodi was an active volunteer attorney with Whitman-Walker, representing clients appealing denials of federal disability benefits. In recognition of her pro bono work, Jodi received the organization’s Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award in 2001. She also served on the D.C. Employment Justice Center’s Board of Directors from the organization’s inception in 2001 to 2004 and the Board of the Washington Council of Lawyers from 2006 to 2010. Jodi currently is a member of the George Washington University Law School’s Professional Development Advisory Council.
Jodi graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of The Order of the Coif. While in law school, Jodi was a summer intern at Legal Aid.
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
Order of the Coif
B.A., Amherst College
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