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Liz Johnson

Law Clerk / Long Beach

Professional Background

Liz came to Marron Lawyers from the public sector including working as an Attorney Advisor for the Social Security Administration and serving as a federal law clerk at the District of Columbia Superior Court. While working as a law clerk to the Honorable Erik P. Christian at D.C. Superior Court, docket assignments included the Probate and Tax Division and the Family Court’s Domestic Relations Branch and Juvenile Delinquency Division. Not only is D.C. Superior Court the busiest court in the country, the Probate and Tax Division was the fastest growing division within the court during her clerkship. Further, Liz aided Judge Christian while he served as the Presiding Judge of the Probate and Tax Division and during his run for Chief Justice. She also helped draft orders on post-conviction motions from Judge Christian’s prior felony calendars. Her years working as a law clerk with the country’s busiest court and with several divisions therein, have given her an insight that few possess.>

Liz deepened her understanding of judicial procedures while workings as an Attorney Advisor for the Social Security Administration by drafting decisions for Administrative Law Judges across the nation. In this position, she wrote hundreds of decisions for dozens of judges on disability claims under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.

While in law school, Liz was an editor on the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, the top cited legal periodical in the United States in the topical area.

Memberships

  • Liz is a member of the State Bar of Virginia and is pending admission to the State Bar of Florida
  • **Liz is scheduled to take the California Bar Exam at the postponed July 2020 offering

Education

  • Liz received her Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law
  • Liz was a double major, receiving Bachelors of Arts in History and German from the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Liz also attended Free University in Berlin, Germany for one year during an immersion program and is conversive in German

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