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Shriver Center Publishes Story on Legal Aid’s Unemployment Victory

Drake Hagner Staff Attorney

Drake Hagner
Staff Attorney

Jennifer Mezey Supervising Attorney

Jennifer Mezey
Supervising Attorney

Updated December 18, 2014 (2:41 PM): Legal Aid unemployment victory for domestic violence survivor covered by The Shriver Brief.

This month, the Shriver Center, a national poverty law organization dedicated to advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty, published a lengthy “advocacy story” piece on its website written by two of our attorneys — Jennifer Mezey and Drake Hagner.  The story is about a case that we shared on our blog several months ago in which one of Legal Aid’s clients secured an important victory — and established critical legal precedent — in a case involving the domestic violence provisions of D.C.’s unemployment insurance law. 

Legal Aid, and especially the Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, was proud to have been able to empower our client and help her secure this important victory.

 

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