Becca Steele

Shirley Adelson Siegel Fellow

Becca Steele is a Yale Law Journal Shirley Adelson Siegel Fellow working with Legal Aid’s Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project and Public Benefits Unit. Her fellowship project is focused on protecting the rights of D.C. workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily by representing workers challenging unemployment compensation denials at the administrative and appellate level.

Before joining Legal Aid, Becca received her B.A. from the University of King’s College and her J.D. from Yale Law School. While in law school, Becca provided legal representation to immigrants and individuals who had prior involvement with the criminal justice system through the Transitions Medical-Legal Partnership, the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Becca was a student coordinator for the Immigration Policy Tracking Project and an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She worked as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of D.C., the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Criminal Defense Practice, and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

* Not admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(9)(C) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

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EDUCATION

J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., University of King’s College

CONTACT

Email: rsteele@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 851-3374
Fax: (202) 727-2132