Heather L. Hodges joined Neighborhood Legal Services Program in 2010 as Pro Bono Counsel after a decade in private practice with the law firms of Arnold & Porter LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP. Throughout her legal career, Heather has had an extremely active, pro bono practice focused on affordable housing, immigration and international human rights issues.
She was the recipient of a 2010-2011 Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship from Georgetown Law School which is awarded to public interest lawyers who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Her fellowship research focused on barriers to access to justice for women in Central America.
Heather is also on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and she reports on gender-related, law reform efforts around the world as a Contributing Editor to the ABA's International Models Project for Women’s Rights. She is committed to improving access to justice for low-income residents of the District of Columbia.