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Janet Chung is Legal & Legislative Counsel at Legal Voice. Founded in 1978 as the Northwest Women's Law Center, Legal Voice is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, that fights to advance legal rights and ensure justice for women and girls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington by bringing groundbreaking cases, advocating for landmark legislation, and providing legal information through its Self-Help Program. Legal Voice’s advocacy covers a wide range of issues impacting women and girls, including gender violence, family law, LGBT rights, reproductive justice and women’s health, and anti-discrimination and civil rights.
Ms. Chung focuses her work on expanding economic justice for women and on combating gender discrimination in the workplace and in schools. Ms. Chung’s legislative work includes bills to ensure gender equity in community athletics programs, to protect and expand Washington’s family leave insurance program, and to secure women’s access to unemployment insurance. Her current cases address issues including gender stereotyping of workers with family caregiving responsibilities; sexual harassment of tenants by their landlords; gender equity in school athletics; and adverse treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in the workplace and on campuses.
Prior to joining Legal Voice, Ms. Chung practiced employment law and business litigation in private firms in Washington, D.C. and Seattle and served as a law clerk to a federal judge. She has also taught legal writing, research, and advocacy at Seattle University School of Law and served as a Georgetown Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellow at the National Partnership for Women and Families, where she worked on litigation and policy development involving family leave laws and civil rights. Ms. Chung is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems.
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