"Don't give up. Be persistent with applications to individual positions and be patient with the general public interest job search."
Shirley Horng is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Consumer Law Unit 0f the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she has been practicing since graduating from Texas Law in 2007. She represents homeowners facing foreclosure and consumers with debt collection matters in D.C. Superior Court. Previously, she worked in the Housing Law Unit representing low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases. She also represented tenants in litigation against illegal rent increases at the Office of Administrative Hearings and unlawful subsidy terminations or reductions at the D.C. Housing Authority, and advocated for policy reforms before the D.C. Council and the D.C. Housing Authority. While in law school, Shirley participated in the Housing Clinic and the Criminal Defense Clinic, and interned at the Texas Civil Rights Project in Austin. She spent her summers working at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Eagle Pass, Texas, and at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.