Lucy Newton is the Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid’s Intake Program and Community Offices. In this position, Lucy oversees and supervises Legal Aid’s initial applicant interviews, manages Legal Aid’s community offices, and develops and maintains relationships with Legal Aid’s community partners. Prior to assuming this role, Lucy was a Supervising Attorney in Legal Aid’s Public Benefits Law Unit and, before that, in the Housing Law Unit. In those positions, Lucy represented clients in a wide range of housing and benefits cases, engaged in policy advocacy before the D.C. Council and with District agencies, and supervised junior attorneys, fellows, loaned associates and legal assistants. Lucy was elected to the Steering Committee of the Litigation Section of the D.C. Bar in 2009 and served until 2015; she was its co-chair from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2014 to 2015.
Before coming to Legal Aid in June 2006, Lucy was an attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of D.C., where she represented clients in housing, benefits, family and consumer law cases, and an attorney at the Georgia Legal Services Program, where she primarily represented survivors of domestic violence in family law matters and to obtain protective orders. Lucy also worked on women’s health issues as a fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.
Lucy received her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as Articles and Notes Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. Prior to law school, Lucy worked in the education department of the Atlanta Opera.
J.D., New York University School of Law
Journal of International Law & Politics, Articles and Notes Editor
B.A., Emory University
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