Aline Carton-Listfjeld joined the Center for Public Service Law at the University of Washington School of Law in 2010. She started her career in the early 1990s working on various social justice and human rights issues as an organizer and activist focusing on issues of violence against women, education equity, LBGT rights, housing justice for low-income communities and anti-oppression. Since joining the legal profession, her local, national and international work has ranged from international human rights, civil legal aid, non-profit management to philanthropy/ development.
Ms. Carton-Listfjeld provides individualized career coaching to students interested in public service law and presents on a variety of career building topics. She also conducts trainings and presentations at the law school, statewide and national level on issues of secondary trauma/compassion fatigue as well education debt relief.
In addition, she manages the law school's Loan Repayment Assistance Program and the law school's Pro Bono Program where she supervises international human rights pro bono research projects as well as provides core competency trainings with student leaders on topics such as pro bono and professionalism, cultural/cross-difference competency, basic interviewing, and secondary trauma/compassion fatigue. She also provides and teaches leadership development for student leaders through an innovative Pro Bono Advocacy course.
Ms. Carton-Listfjeld is a member of the Washington Access to Justice Board's Leadership Development Committee and is a graduate of and serves as faculty for the Washington Equal Justice Leadership Academy.