Julia Ward

Staff Attorney
(202) 661-5944
(202) 727-2132

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Elizabethtown College

Julia Ward is a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit and Immigration Project.  

Prior to joining Legal Aid in November 2019, Julia worked for two years at the DC Affordable Law Firm, where she primarily represented clients in domestic violence and family law matters. While at DCALF, Julia also represented clients in immigration matters, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visas, naturalization, and family/spouse petitions.

Julia received her LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018. She graduated with her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2017, where she also received a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. While at Georgetown, Julia was a Blume Public Interest Scholar and a student attorney and research assistant in the Center for Applied Legal Studies asylum law clinic. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Julia was a Fulbright scholar in Namibia, where she focused her research and work on domestic violence legal issues.

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

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