Justice in Aging Welcomes Two New Attorneys

By March 2, 2018News Releases

Justice in Aging is pleased to announce that we’ve recently added two new attorneys to our team.

Late last year, Carol Wong joined us in our Washington, DC office as our new litigation attorney. She’ll be working on impact litigation, increasing our capacity to file more cases that protect the health care and economic security rights of low-income seniors. Carol comes to Justice in Aging most recently from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section.

Just last month, Sarah Galvan joined our team as an attorney on our National Center on Law and Elder Rights project. In that role, she’ll focus on legal services development, skills-based training, and technical support. She’ll also increase our support to the Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Fellows Program. Sarah comes to Justice in Aging from the Center for Elder Law & Justice, a civil legal services provider in Buffalo, New York that provides free legal assistance to older adults.

Adding Carol and Sarah to our team helps us expand two important pillars of our work: litigation and training and technical assistance for legal professionals. As the safety net upon which seniors rely comes under attack, our ability to fight for the rights of low-income older adults in the courts through class action litigation is more important than ever. As the population ages and income inequality increases, it is critical that we are able to meet the growing need for attorneys trained in the top legal issues that impact older adults.

Please join us in welcoming Carol and Sarah to the team!

Carol Wong, Litigation Attorney
Carol Wong is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, D.C. office.  Most recently, Carol was a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section.  During her years with the Department of Justice, she litigated employment discrimination cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.  While at the Department, Carol completed a detail to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where she focused on improving opportunities and access to federal resources for underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Before her time at the Department of Justice, Carol was a district court law clerk for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.  She has also served on the boards of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund.  Carol received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.  She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sarah Galvan, Staff Attorney, National Center on Law and Elder Rights
Sarah joined Justice in Aging in 2018 and is a staff attorney working on the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). Under a contract with the Administration on Community Living, NCLER provides training, case consultation and technical assistance to the legal and aging network. Sarah’s work for NCLER focuses primarily on legal services development, skills-based training, and technical support. She also provides training and support for the Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Fellows Program. Sarah previously worked at Center for Elder Law & Justice, a civil legal services agency that provides free legal assistance to older adults. She served as an attorney in the consumer protection and foreclosure prevention units and also worked in development and funding of new programs and models of service. Sarah is admitted to the New York bar, and is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. She received her BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2006.

Emma Ayers

About Emma Ayers

Emma joined Justice in Aging in December 2014 as a writer and communications associate based in the Oakland, CA office. Emma serves as blog editor for the new Justice in Aging blog and assists with all written content for the organization. She also supports the communication team’s overall engagement and social media strategy.