Carolyn Rumer

Supervising Attorney *
Phone:
(202) 386-6685
Fax:
(202) 727-2132
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Education

J.D.University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., University of Notre Dame

Carolyn Rumer is a Supervising Attorney in the Public Benefits Law Unit.  Carolyn provides representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence related to a wide range of public benefits matters, employment protections, child support, and civil protection orders. In addition to direct representation, Carolyn works on systemic advocacy at the D.C. Council and collaborates with other legal and social service providers to increase protections for survivors in the District.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in September 2016 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Carolyn clerked for Judge Jennifer Di Toro at the District of Columbia Superior Court. During law school, Carolyn interned at Legal Aid in the Family Law Unit, Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

Carolyn graduated with a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the managing board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and participated in the Mental Health Law Clinic. Carolyn received the Pro Bono Award for completing the most pro bono hours in her graduating class.

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