Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services
Janice Johnson Hunter began her legal career practicing with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau representing clients in matters involving public benefits, housing, and consumer law for over seven years. Janice later joined the Maryland P&A, Disability Rights Maryland (then known as Maryland Disability Law Center), as a managing attorney where she divided her time between management activities and a law practice in special education for over seven years. During her tenure at the Maryland P&A, Janice served as Deputy Director of Legal Work and also as Interim Director. Her professional experience also includes stints as a public policy advocate with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the Archdiocese of Washington, DC Catholic Conference. Joining NDRN in 2007, Janice is responsible for managing the NDRN legal staff and the legally-based technical assistance activities of NDRN and the delivery of technical assistance by outside consultants to the P&A network. She also provides direct training and technical assistance to the P&A network related to internal systems and procedures for legal and advocacy case management and supervision, professional competence and ethics, and collaborates with the Deputy Executive Director of Training and Technical Assistance to develop training programs to meet identified needs of the P&As. Janice earned a B.S. from American University and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, both in Washington, DC.