Four New Legal Aiders Join in January
Legal Aid DC welcomes Erica Clarke, Darcy Flynn, Dorothy Scheeline, and Kaitlin Welborn to the organization.


Legal Aid DC is thrilled to welcome four outstanding new staff members to the organization this month.

Erica Clarke and Darcy Flynn join as Staff Attorneys in the Housing Law Unit, where they will represent low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases before the D.C. Superior Court. Erica previously worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Services NYC, as well as an Attorney for the United States Small Business Administration and an Attorney Fellow for the DC Department of Buildings. Darcy joins Legal Aid DC from Maryland Legal Aid, where he also represented tenants in eviction cases. His previous experience also includes more than a decade as an attorney at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.

Dorothy Scheeline joins as Legal Aid DC’s inaugural Director of People & Culture. Dorothy will lead our newly formed People & Culture team, which will focus not just on our human resources efforts, but also on ensuring Legal Aid continues to be a welcoming and wonderful place to work for all Legal Aid staff. Dorothy comes to Legal Aid DC with a wealth of tremendous experience in a similar role at End Citizens United/Let America Vote, where she also previously served as Research Director. Previously, she had extensive experience in political research on behalf of progressive candidates and causes.

Kaitlin Welborn joins as Impact Litigation Staff Attorney, where she will work with our new Director of Impact Litigation, Phylicia Hill, to build our affirmative litigation program. Kaitlin previously worked as a Reproductive Rights Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Alabama, and as an Associate at Hogan Lovells. While at Hogan, she was awarded Legal Aid DC’s Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence for her work on a class-action lawsuit alleging systemic problems with DC’s food stamps program.

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