Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Deja Butler joined Legal Aid as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal in the Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit in November 2021. She graduated from Bowie State University magna cum laude with an English degree in December 2019. While in college, she served as the President of the International English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta) where she helped to promote and encourage youth reading through community book drives. Between classes, she worked as a Writing Consultant in the university’s Smith Vidal Writing Center, assisting undergraduate and graduate level students throughout each stage of the writing process. While working at the Writing Center, she also created and led writing workshops to help students learn and hone new writing skills.

Upon graduation, she completed a Paralegal program through Boston University, and completed training to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). As a CASA she makes recommendations for the court based on her interviews with all involved parties ensuring the needs and wants of the child she is representing are understood. In addition, during Fall 2021, she served as a legal intern with CARECEN where she assisted legal providers by performing client intakes and interviews in preparation for the immigration application process. Prior to starting at Legal Aid, she worked as an in-class tutor and summer instructor in DC public schools assisting elementary school children with English Language Arts and math skills.

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EDUCATION

B.A., magna cum laude, Bowie State University

CONTACT

Email: dbutler@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 661-5955
Fax: (202) 727-2132