Julie Becker is a Supervising Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. Julie’s practice includes representing tenants in D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals; helping clients challenge the termination or reduction of housing subsidies; and representing tenant associations in cases involving the preservation of secure and affordable rental housing. She also supervises Staff Attorneys, Loaned Associates, and Fellows in the Housing Law Unit. In addition, Julie serves on the D.C. Superior Court Advisory Subcommittee on Landlord-Tenant Rules and is active in policy advocacy at the D.C. Council and the D.C. Housing Authority, including drafting and commenting on legislation and administrative rulemaking.
In 2006, Julie received the National Housing Law Project’s Housing Justice Award, given nationally to an advocate for success in “tackling the systemic and often hostile obstacles that stand in the way of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income and marginalized people.” In 2009, the National Law Journal named her as one of Washington’s “Rising Stars” in its article captioned “40 Under 40.”
Before joining Legal Aid in 2000, Julie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, then of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her A.B. with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Yale Law School. While in law school, she served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal and won the Cardozo Prize for Best Brief in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals competition.
J.D., Yale Law School
Yale Law Journal, Editor
A.B., with highest distinction, University of Michigan
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