Meet EJC’s Summer 2014 Law Clerks!
Citlalli Ochoa is a rising second year law student at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Citlalli is interested in pursuing a career in international humanitarian law and hopes to focus on employment issues. Prior to law school, Citlalli worked with the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C. Here, she developed an interest in workers’ rights and labor law while contributing to the American Workers Project, a project focusing on labor related policy issues and laws affecting labor practices. While in law school she has continued to develop these interests through pro bono projects and workshops dedicated to helping union workers. She has learned, and hopes to learn more, about the labor movement by working, interacting, and developing relationships with members of diverse communities. Currently she is assisting with the Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities Project on behalf of the ABA and is case manager for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program.
She is confident that her experience at EJC will help her gain valuable hands-on experience conducting legal research and interacting with clients. Citlalli is excited to use her skills to help low-income workers in the DC area. In her free time, Citlalli enjoys long runs through the city and trying out the various food trucks around.
Trent Holbrook is a rising second year law student at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is interested in the intersection of law and public policy, especially workers’ rights issues, and plans to focus on administrative and constitutional law. He is excited to hone his legal researching and writing skills during his time at EJC while also seeing first-hand how law and policy can positively affect the most vulnerable in society. Prior to law school, Trent spent three years in the Office of Government Relations at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal government agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund, serving as a liaison between the agency and elected officials. He spent the three years prior to his time at CNCS working on and managing political campaigns and working on Capitol Hill. Throughout his work, Trent has seen first-hand how public policy can positively impact the lives of America’s workers and hopes to further this interest during his time with EJC. During the past year, Trent was a regular intake volunteer with EJC where he gained an increased interested in employment law, and he looks forward to working even more directly with clients this summer. Trent is a Public Interest Law Fellow at Georgetown and is involved in the American Constitution Society and in Georgetown’s Center for the Constitution. In his free time, Trent enjoys playing golf and tennis and traveling.