We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Becky Troth, Pro Bono Counsel for Sidley Austin and Go Casual for Justice participant since 2009.
Name Becky Troth
Job/Position Pro Bono Counsel
Organization Sidley Autin, LLP
Years on the Job 10
Where did you grow up? Mitchell, SD and Worthington, MN
What brought you to DC? Interest in policy and government.
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn? I clerked for Judge John Pratt on the U.S. District Court. He taught me the importance of having the right priorities in life – family and a job you really care about.
Daily Habit Walking our Sheltie, Teagan
Favorite Movie Toss-up between Princess Bride and My Fair Lady
Favorite Music Any Sondheim musical
Favorite Vacation Spot Ireland
Hero Eleanor Roosevelt
Most rewarding element of your work I get to give away lawyers’ time and money to narrow the access to justice gap.
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I’d be… Legal journalist, ala Nina Totenberg
Legal aid is important to me because . . . A lawyer can have such a huge impact on the outcome of so many problems that low-income residents in DC face. No one should have to face the prospect of losing one’s home or custody of one’s children without a lawyer to help navigate the judicial system.
Your dream for our legal system is…. A right to counsel for all litigants in high-stakes personal civil litigation.
Go Casual for Justice
How long have you participated in Go Casual for Justice? Since 2009.
I give to DCBF because… The access to justice gap in DC is far from being closed.
Greatest benefit to giving through Go Casual for Justice? We’ve made significant contributions to LRAP.
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