Julian Washington

Julian Washington (they/them/theirs) joined the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) in September of 2023 as a Staff Attorney working to resist school policing efforts in Massachusetts and to ensure students with disabilities receive proper educational and emotional support from their educators. Julian received his J.D. from Boston College Law School with Pro Bono Honors from the MA Supreme Judicial Court and is a Public Interest Designation Program Fellow, in large part because of his work with Boston College Law’s Civil Rights Clinic. Before law school, he received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He has a wide array of professional experience centering those who have been historically and intentionally marginalized, including representing indigent clients facing housing insecurity in San Antonio, representing criminal defendants in the Bronx, advocating for humane conditions for prisoners in solitary confinement, and facilitating restorative justice circles for highschoolers in Boston public schools. As a proud Texas native, Julian is always in search of unadulterated sunlight, easy listening, and a hearty breakfast taco.