Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Sarah Hollender, Associate Director for Litigation with our grantee Tzedek DC.
Name Sarah Hollender
Job/Position Associate Director for Litigation
Organization Tzedek DC
Years on the Job 1 year
Where did you grow up? Park City, Utah
What brought you to DC? Tzedek DC and the DC Bar Foundation!
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn? Tzedek DC is my first job in DC, and I am learning all the new and inventive ways DC consumers are scammed.
Daily Habit Walking as much as I can
Favorite App Overcast – good for podcasts on my bus commute
Favorite Vacation Spot Somewhere I’ve never been, and bonus if warm
Guilty Pleasure watching dumb Youtube videos
Your News Source(s) Washington Post, NYT, NPR, and Slate
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is… a pen
Biggest failure and what you learned Forgot life outside of work. Remember to de-stress
Most rewarding element of your work When clients feel heard & successful case outcomes
List three main challenges you faced early on in your career youthful look, dislike of calls, over promising
Legal aid is important to me because … adversarial system – everyone needs representation
Your dream for our legal system is… Access to justice & true equal justice under law
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is… the one affecting the client in my office.
Little known fact about your organization Tzedek means Justice