Amanda Korber

​​Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy & Project Director, Reentry Justice Project
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Amanda Korber

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Articles Editor & Executive Editor

B.A., summa cum laude, Stony Brook University

Amanda Korber is the Director of Community Engagement and Policy. In this role she manages Legal Aid’s work to systemically reform District laws and policies that disproportionately and negatively impact primarily Black and brown District residents living in poverty. Through her community engagement efforts she seeks to ensure that those reforms are supported by, and in the interest of, the communities we serve. This work includes partnering with community-based organizations, reopening Legal Aid’s own community office at the Big Chair in Anacostia, and working with Legal Aid’s Community Advisory Council – a group of former clients that come together to advocate for their communities and provide regular feedback to Legal Aid on the work it is doing.

Amanda is also the Project Director of Legal Aid’s Reentry Justice Project. In this role she handles criminal record sealing motions in DC Superior Court. She also supervises staff attorneys and pro bono attorneys who also take on these record sealing matters.

Prior to starting in this new role in January 2023, Amanda was a Supervising Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. There, she represented low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases before the D.C. Superior Court. She also litigated housing law claims before administrative bodies, such as the D.C. Housing Authority and the Office of Administrative Hearings

Prior to joining Legal Aid in January 2015, Amanda was an attorney at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she worked on fair housing matters..

Amanda received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Stony Brook University. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While in law school, she also served as a student attorney in the Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic, and worked as a legal intern at Greater Boston Legal Services and the ACLU of Michigan.

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