Pro Bono Practice Co-Chair Margarita O’Donnell Appointed to the Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that partner Margarita K. O’Donnell has been appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference by Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan. Members of the Committee are responsible for reviewing and reporting to the Circuit Judicial Conference on problems facing pro se litigants in the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts of the District of Columbia Circuit.
Ms. O’Donnell is an experienced litigator and former trial attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She focuses on white collar criminal defense and civil matters, representing individuals and corporations in government investigations, and complex civil disputes. She is also a committed advocate of public service and serves as co-chair of Zuckerman Spaeder’s pro bono practice. Through the firm’s pro bono practice, Ms. O’Donnell supervises or leads pro bono cases that deliver justice for individuals, fight institutionalized racism, advance equity in the criminal justice system, and ensure legal protections for immigrants.
Reflecting on her appointment, Ms. O’Donnell says, “throughout my career, I have been committed to supporting access to justice in the District of Columbia where I both live and work. It is an honor to be selected to serve on this Committee, and I look forward to drawing on my experiences as a pro bono leader in private practice and past work as a public defender, to further support our communities alongside my fellow committee members.”
The Committee consists of fourteen members of the bar who serve three-year terms.