Jamila Johnson Joins ACLU-WA Board
Jamila Johnson, an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, will serve on the board of American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State (ACLU - WA) in 2014.
The ACLU is dedicated to defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights for all people in America. ACLU focuses on conserving America's original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Since its founding in 1920, the ACLU has known that liberty must be defended over and over again. That's why ACLU attorneys stand before the Supreme Court more often than anyone else except for the federal government itself. And for every case they bring before the Supreme Court, they bring hundreds more nationwide to lower courts and school boards. The ACLU is an unwavering voice of liberty in courtrooms, legislatures and public squares, willing to take on clients, causes and cases that advance basic rights, without regard to popular whim or the current political climate, and paying particular attention to the rights of those people who have historically been disenfranchised.
Johnson focuses her practice on litigation and government affairs. She is a problem-solver equipped with creative approaches to advocacy, a strong research skill set, and a professional writing background. Her practice is primarily about obtaining "government accountability" for the benefit of businesses and individuals.