Position: Access & Inclusion Advocate
2013-2015 Skadden Fellow
Haben Girma joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2013 as a Skadden Fellow and was a Staff Attorney from 2015-2016. Working to increase access to technology for people with disabilities, she helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies to virtual businesses.
Haben received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2013 and her B.A. from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. During law school she interned with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The White House honored Haben as a Champion of Change for her advocacy on behalf of students with disabilities. Watch Haben’s engaging TEDx Talk describing her work as a pioneering public service lawyer.« Back to All Staff