LL.M., Boston University School of Law
J.D., Widener University School of Law Widener Law Review, Associate Editor
B.A., The George Washington University
Sylvia Soltis is the Director of Legal Aid’s Pro Bono, Volunteer, and Intern Programs. In this position, Sylvia develops key partnerships with law firms and engages hundreds of volunteer attorneys from across the city to participate in Legal Aid’s robust Pro Bono Program. Under her leadership, Legal Aid integrates pro bono into almost every aspect of its practice, significantly expanding Legal Aid’s resources to serve even more clients. She also oversees Legal Aid’s Volunteer and Intern Program.
Prior to joining Legal Aid in April 2018, Sylvia was a Staff Attorney at the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder where she focused on complex litigation in the areas of white collar defense and health care. Before officially joining Legal Aid, Sylvia volunteered her time with Legal Aid’s Consumer Law Unit, where she assisted the unit’s court-based project in the DC Small Claims Court. Her previous roles focused on employment, securities law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to law school, Sylvia worked for the National AIDS Fund (now AIDS United), managing its AmeriCorps Program across five states.
Sylvia graduated with a B.A. from The George Washington University. She received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, where she was the Associate Editor for the Widener Law Review and President of the Moot Court Honor Society. She received her LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law. Sylvia is fluent in Spanish.