Daraja Carroll

Access to Justice Fellow ✵
(202) 975-2236
(202) 727-2132

J.D., American University Washington College of Law

B.A., San Diego State University

Daraja Carroll is the Access to Justice Fellow, and she works across all of Legal Aid’s practice areas. Her project focuses on advancing systemic changes in administrative and court processes and to ensure that all litigants in the District, whether represented by counsel or self-represented, have equitable access to justice.

Prior to joining Legal Aid, Daraja received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, she interned and volunteered with Courtwatch PG, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee’s Workers’ Rights Clinic. Daraja was a student attorney in the Civil Advocacy Clinic and member of the Black Law Students Association. At graduation, she received recognition as an Exceptional Pro Bono Service Graduate for her pro bono work in the D.C. area.

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16 Sep 2022

The District Must Do Far Better than Mayor Bowser’s Migrant Services and Supports Emergency Act of 2022

Traducción al español al final For months, the governors of Arizona and Texas have been busing migrants from the southwest border to the District to protest federal immigration policies that limit their ability to turn people away at the border. Just yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott arranged for two buses of migrants to be dropped off outside of Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence in a publicity-seeking act of racism and xenophobia with callous disregard for the migrants’ human rights and dignity.
08 Aug 2022

Making Justice Real Campaign Raises $3.3 Million for DC Legal Aid

For the third-consecutive year, DC’s legal community came together to raise more than $3 million for DC Legal Aid through the Making Justice Real Campaign, setting a new record at $3,305,388. Nearly half of the total was raised in the last week of the two-month drive, which ran from June 6 to August 5. “It is incredibly humbling for thousands of people from nearly every major law firm in the District to unite behind Legal Aid’s mission,” said Joan McKown, President of Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees and a Partner at Jones Day. “Especially at a time of increasing need for our client community, this is unbelievably good news.”
25 Jul 2022

DC Council Committees Must Approve the Domestic Worker Protections Bill This Fall

Legal Aid is deeply concerned about Chair Mendelson’s recent decision to change the committee referral for the Domestic Worker Employment Rights Amendment Act of 2022 (Bill 24-712). As a strong supporter of the Domestic Worker Employment Rights bill, we believe his re-referral could effectively stall the bill’s progress during the final year of Council Period 24. This triple referral causes an unnecessary delay that will hurt essential workers, such as home health aides, to whom we regularly provide direct legal services. Legal Aid urges Business Committee Chairman McDuffie and Government Operations Committee Chairman Robert White to consider and mark up the measure immediately (September or October) when the Council returns from recess so that the Council can pass the bill before the end of the year.