Sarah Lee

Staff Attorney
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J.D.,, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

The Ohio State Law Journal, Managing Editor

B.A., cum laude, Wellesley College

Sarah H. Lee is a Staff Attorney in the Domestic Violence / Family Law Unit. Sarah represents domestic survivors in civil protection order matters, and family law matters such as custody, child support, and divorce.

Before joining Legal Aid D.C. in 2023, Sarah practiced in Massachusetts for more than ten years primarily in family law matters, restraining orders, child welfare cases, and landlord-tenant matters. She supervised court-based legal clinics as a Staff Attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Boston, assisting low-income litigants and recruiting, training, and supervising pro bono volunteer attorneys at the Family Law Clinic in Probate and Family Court, and the Lawyer for the Day Program in Housing Court; she also supervised VLP's 209A Project, training attorneys to represent domestic violence survivors in restraining order cases and supervising 209A Advocates in drafting restraining order petitions, and provided supervision to VLP's legal helpline.

Prior to VLP, she was a Staff Attorney at Northeast Legal Aid and Northeast Justice Center in northeastern Massachusetts, specializing in domestic relations (divorce, custody, child support, etc.) for domestic violence survivors; restraining orders; and foreclosure defense work through the Massachusetts Attorney General's HomeCorps initiative. She was previously a Staff Attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Children and Family Law Division in Springfield, Massachusetts for three years, representing parents or children in Juvenile Court child abuse / neglect cases. Her volunteer activities in the Boston area included working with Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence at their domestic violence shelter, the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project on their Know Your Rights presentations, and Greater Boston Legal Services' Consumer Unit.

Sarah is a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was recognized as a Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special Recognition, served as a Managing Editor for The Ohio State Law Journal, and clerked for the Litigation Director of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College.


Not yet admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, but admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction. Practicing law in the District of Columbia pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8)(A) under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys admitted to the D.C. Bar and in good standing.

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