Maura M. Klugman, a staff attorney* at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, advocates on behalf of adults and children diagnosed with mental illness, focusing on issues concerning criminal justice, community integration, employment, and access to education. Prior to joining the Bazelon Center, Maura served as a Senior Attorney at Mental Hygiene Legal Service (“MHLS”) in New York. At MHLS, Maura drafted and argued appeals before federal and state appellate courts concerning the due process rights of individuals committed to psychiatric hospitals, individuals committed to forensic psychiatric centers after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, individuals subject to guardianship petitions, and individuals facing civil commitment under Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Maura graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008, where she served as President of the Women’s Law Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Gender. She graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College in 2005.
*Admitted in New York; not admitted in the District of Columbia, practice supervised by a licensed DC bar member.