Yvonne M. Williams

Yvonne M. Williams

  • Hosted by NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Mobil Corporation
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school Northeastern University School of Law
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform, Employment
  • Fellowship class year 1997
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Yvonne worked to extend anti-discrimination laws to workfare and other welfare-related programs through advocacy, monitoring of employment laws and practices, and targeted litigation to enforce civil rights protections, particularly for African-American workers.

What’s Next?

Currently, Yvonne is a District of Columbia Superior Court Judge. Previously she served as counsel at Miller & Chevalier, where she worked on employment and employee benefit cases in local and federal courts.


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