Kareine Johnson

Senior Staff Attorney

Kareine Johnson is the Senior Staff Attorney for Legal Aid’s Intake and Volunteer Programs. In this capacity, Kareine supervises the day to day operations of Legal Aid’s Intake Program as well as oversees the selection and training of interns and volunteer attorneys in the Volunteer Program. Additionally, she serves as a liaison between Legal Aid and other legal services organizations in D.C. in an effort to enhance the quality of the services that Legal Aid provides.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in February 2017, Kareine was a Staff Attorney in the Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) in Boston, Massachusetts where she represented children and indigent parents in child welfare matters. At CPCS, she co-founded and managed the Boston CAFL Internship Program, and was a member of the Hiring Committee within the Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG), the agency-wide diversity advisory group.

Kareine received her B.A. from Tufts University where she was an active participant and original member of student organizations such as Students at Tufts Acting for Immigrant Rights (STAIR) and Tufts’ Emerging Black Leaders (EBL). She received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law where she completed the Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program, was a student attorney in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic, and was the Managing Editor of The Barrister, Howard Law’s student-run newspaper. Kareine is fluent in French and Haitian Creole, and has limited working proficiency in Spanish.

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J.D., Howard University School of Law
     The Barrister, Managing Editor
B.A., Tufts University


Email: kjohnson@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 661-5973
Fax: (202) 727-2132