Dianna Parker Howie

Professional Biography

Dianna Parker Howie is the Pro Bono Coordinator at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC). After graduating from Moritz College of Law, Dianna worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow for two years at the Equal Justice Foundation. At the Equal Justice Foundation, her practice focused on addressing education issues for homeless youth. In 2007, Dianna joined LASC as a staff attorney on the housing team, where she worked for five years. She then took over LASC’s pro bono program as coordinator in 2012. As the pro bono coordinator, Dianna organizes LASC’s brief service and brief advice clinics, where low-income clients can provide information and advice from pro bono attorneys. She also oversees LASC’s Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) projects, which match clients with housing, consumer, and unemployment compensation issues with pro bono attorneys.  Dianna works with other LASC staff to support the Chapter 7 Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, Bankruptcy Bypass clinic, and Low Income Taxpayer Project. She is responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and training volunteer attorneys as well as maintaining a high standard of quality service for LASC clients. Dianna serves on the Communications Committee, which is charged with improving and standardizing LASC’s marketing, outreach, and educational materials. She especially enjoys working with the highly motivated, passionate volunteers and helping to expand the reach of LASC’s practice.

Bar Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair, Columbus Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Access to Justice Committee

Professional Recognition

  • Moritz College of Law Alumni Public Service Award, 2013

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Former Board Member, Columbus Coalition for the Homeless
  • Former Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Education

  • Northwestern University (B.S. 2002)
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. 2005)

Personal

Dianna is married, and she enjoys gardening, reading, and exploring the local culture of Columbus.

Dianna Howie

CONTACT

Email:
Phone: (614) 737-0184
Fax: (614) 224-4514

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