CCLS Administration

Katherine Klein
Catherine Klein
Director, Columbus Community Legal Services; Director, Families and the Law Clinic; and 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, and 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, Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, and Associate Professor of Law
Professor Brustin 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.
 
Katherine Klein
Catherine Klein
Director, Columbus Community Legal Services; Director, Families and the Law Clinic; and 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, and 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.
 
Michael McGonnigal
Michael McGonnigal
Director, Veteran Advocacy and Estate Planning, and 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
Laila Leigh
Supervising Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and 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.