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Rasheedah Phillips

Managing Attorney

Professional Experience
Rasheedah Phillips began her career at Community Legal Services as a Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network MLK, Jr. fellow in 2008. She is currently serving as Managing Attorney in the Housing Unit, where she represents low-income tenants facing eviction and other housing issues. Ms. Phillips is an expert in subsidized housing law and has successfully advocated for changes at the Philadelphia Housing Authority.  She recently published an article in Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review on barriers to housing for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ms. Phillips first came to CLS as a legal intern in the Family Advocacy Unit. As an intern, she assisted in creating a community education workshop that educated teenage parents and their advocates on their legal rights in the areas of custody, child support, education, public benefits and other rights. She conducted the workshops for various teen parenting programs and advocacy organizations throughout the city.

Professional Associations
Ms. Phillips has been active in representing coalitions on various advocacy campaigns that have resulted in legislative changes, including new laws that make it easier for family child-care providers to obtain zoning.

Education
Ms. Phillips earned her J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University in 2005, with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice.

Awards
2013 Next Generation of Women Leaders: Rising Stars
Presented by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Philadelphia City Council