Each month, we highlight your efforts to make the justice system more accessible for DC residents. This Partner Profile features Courtney Lindsay, an Attorney in the Federal government, and Co-Chair of our Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council’s 2018 Lip Sync for Justice Event! Thank you for your dedication to our leadership as a member of our Young Lawyer’s Network Leadership Council.
Name Courtney Lindsay
Years on the Job 2
Where did you grow up? Charlottesville, Virginia
What brought you to DC? First post-law school job
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn? I worked for a large law firm in downtown DC. I was exposed to various corporate law issues, but more importantly, I learned the importance of controlling the trajectory of my career.
Favorite App Twitter
Favorite Movie Forrest Gump and The Color Purple
Favorite Restaurant Le Diplomate
Favorite Vacation Spot Cape Town, South Africa is amazing
Guilty Pleasure Chocolate chip cookies from Ted’s Bulletin
One Item from your Bucket List Scuba driving in Australia
Hobbies Karaoke and social organizing
Hero Savola Lindsay (my grandmother)
Your News Source(s) NPR, Reuters, WSJ and Washington Post
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is… My headphones – I love music
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint? Diverse people and “Harmony, Peace and Acceptance”
Most rewarding element of your work Feeling like I am benefiting the greater good
List three main challenges you faced early on in your career The Great Recession, deferment and uncertainty
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be… Policy advocate or teacher
Legal aid is important to me because … Everyone deserves an advocate
Your dream for our legal system is… For all to have access to quality representation
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