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CCLS Administration and Supervising Attorney Profiles

 

CCLS Administration

Catherine Klein Catherine Klein
Director—Columbus Community Legal Services
Director—Families and the Law Clinic
Professor of Law
Professor Klein teaches and supervises students working on a variety of family cases. She works in cooperation with other community advocates to improve services and remedies for victims of domestic violence. To view Catherine’s full faculty page, click here.
Paul Kurth Paul Kurth
Managing Director—Columbus Community Legal Services
Director and Supervising Attorney—Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Paul Kurth is the Managing Director of Columbus Community Legal Services. In conjunction with his position as Managing Director of CCLS, Paul supervises students in representing clients in matters relating to tax controversies with the IRS and local jurisdictions. He has also worked in conjunction with the Families and the Law Clinic to provide services to domestic violence victims with regard to their consumer rights. To view Paul’s full faculty page, click here.
   

 

CCLS Supervising Attorneys

Stacy Brustin Stacy Brustin
Director—Civil Practice Clinic
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Burstin teaches and supervises students working on civil cases in D.C. Superior. She specializes in domestic relations, employment, and public benefits matters, but also has a background in working with immigrants and refugees. To view Stacy’s full faculty page, click here.
Catherine Klein Catherine Klein
Director—Columbus Community Legal Services
Director—Families and the Law Clinic
Professor of Law
Professor Klein teaches and supervises students working on a variety of family cases. She works in cooperation with other community advocates to improve services and remedies for victims of domestic violence. To view Catherine’s full faculty page, click here.
Paul Kurth Paul Kurth
Managing Director—Columbus Community Legal Services
Director and Supervising Attorney—Low Income Tax Clinic/Supervising Attorney
Paul Kurth is the Managing Director of Columbus Community Legal Services. In conjunction with his position as Managing Director of CCLS, Paul supervises students in representing clients in matters relating to tax controversies with the IRS and local jurisdictions. He has also worked in conjunction with the Families and the Law Clinic to provide services to domestic violence victims with regard to their consumer rights. To view Paul’s full faculty page, click here.
Michael McGonnigal
Michael McGonnigal
Director—Veteran Advocacy and Estate Planning
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Professor McGonnigal is the supervising attorney for the Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic, the school’s litigation clinic for evening students. He and his students advocate for clients facing problems related to divorce, pensions, estates and trusts, public benefits and housing code violations. To view Michael’s full faculty page, click here
 
  Laila Leigh
Supervising Attorney—Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Qualified Tax Expert

Laila Leigh serves as the Qualified Tax Expert/Supervising Attorney
for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of CCLS. Leigh supervises students
in representing clients with federal income tax controversies with the
Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court. Additionally, Leigh
supervises and supports students and post-graduate fellows in Columbus
Community Legal Services’ community education and outreach initiatives.

 

 

 

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CCLS Contact Information

Columbus Community Legal Services
3602 John McCormack Rd. NE
Washington, D.C. 20064
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Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 202-319-6788

Email: kurth@law.edu

Paul Kurth
Managing Director,
Columbus Community Legal Services