Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Meryl Grenadier, Attorney at AARP Foundation and Co-Chair of the Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.
Attorney, AARP Foundation
Years on the Job
Just over one year in my current role
Where did you grow up?
New Rochelle, NY
What brought you to DC?
I majored in journalism and political science, and was thinking about law school at the time. DC was (and still is) a great place to explore my interests.
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
Before I was a lawyer I worked as a public interest fellow at the National Whistleblowers Center, where I learned how important it is for lawyers to advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations.
Any and all romantic comedies
Favorite Vacation Spot
Southwest Harbor, ME (Vacationland!)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Your News Source(s)
New York Times
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave your house without is…
My (giant – 25 oz) water bottle
Legal aid is important to me because…
Having a lawyer can change everything
Your dream for our legal system is…
Equal access to representation for everyone