Elizabeth M. Landau

Managing Attorney – DC

Elizabeth M. Landau is a Staff Attorney at the Amara Legal Center. She joined Amara in October of 2016. Ms. Landau holds a J.D. from the University of Kansas where she was a Dean’s Fellow, a research assistant for Professor Raj Bhala, and a member of the Project for Innocence Clinic. Ms. Landau recently completed a fellowship with Global Justice Initiative assisting with its Forced Marriage Prevention Program and wrote two articles published in the American Family Law Journal. Ms. Landau serves on a steering committee developing a Reduced Fee Lawyer & Mediator Referral service and the board of Jana’s Campaign, a national education and violence prevention organization.

 

Ms. Landau’s passion for assisting those harmed by commercial sex began at an internship for Veronica’s Voice, an organization assisting women in the commercial sex industry. In addition to working with their alternative sentencing program, she observed therapeutic case management strategies including intensive trauma recovery, addiction recovery, and physical health services. Her experiences there led to a year in Prague, Czech Republic working on issues facing human trafficking victims. She provided direct services while also assisting to build a network of NGOs internationally, compiling best practices on helping victims of trafficking, and giving presentations and workshops on three continents. Following this, she spent time as a Transitional Housing Advocate at a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, MO. Ms. Landau is licensed to practice Law in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

 

Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.landau@amaralegal.org.

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