Partner Profile: Melissa Weberman
Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Melissa Weberman, the driving force behind Arnold & Porter’s recent Go Casual success.
Arnold & Porter
Years on the Job
I am about to celebrate my 6th anniversary at A&P
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to DC?
I am a Washingtonian, born and bred. I lived away for many years and moved back six years ago because I was ready to come home.
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
I was a figure skating instructor in high school. I learned patience!
Stretching while brushing my teeth
The Cutting Edge
Cactus Cantina, my high school hang-out
Good TV, Bad TV
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
A flamingo (my very favorite thing)
Legal aid is important to me because …
It does justice.
Your dream for our legal system is…
Equal access to justice.
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is…
Safe and affordable housing for families.