Jodi Feldman is the Managing Attorney for Legal Operations and has broad supervisory responsibility over a range of programs, including Legal Aid’s Pro Bono, Intake, Training, and Student Intern/Volunteer Programs. Jodi develops key partnerships with law firms and engages hundreds of volunteer attorneys from across the city to participate in Legal Aid’s robust Pro Bono Program. Under her leadership, Legal Aid integrates pro bono into almost every aspect of our practice, significantly expanding Legal Aid’s resources to serve even more clients. Jodi also has supervisory responsibility over Legal Aid’s Intake Program through which thousands of prospective clients connect with Legal Aid to apply for services each year. In addition, Jodi coordinates training for new attorneys, as well as ongoing training opportunities for more senior staff. She also oversees Legal Aid’s student intern program.
In December 2014, the Washington Council of Lawyers honored Jodi with its first-ever Legal Services Award, recognizing Jodi’s extraordinary accomplishments on behalf of enhancing access to justice for persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in December 2004, Jodi was a Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator with Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. She initially became involved with Whitman-Walker Health while 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 Social Security disability benefits. In recognition of her pro bono work, Jodi received the organization’s Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award in 2001.
Jodi 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 Professional Development Advisory Council for the George Washington University Law School’s Inns of Court Program.
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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