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Education Law Center Welcomes Two Accomplished Attorneys to its Staff

May 2016

Education Law Center welcomes two experienced staff attorneys! Kristina Moon and Thena Robinson-Mock have joined ELC’s team of lawyers committed to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education.

Kristina Moon joined the Philadelphia office on Monday, May 9. Kristina comes to us from Prisoners’ Legal Services in New York, where as a staff attorney she specialized in young adult advocacy, administrative advocacy, and federal civil rights litigation.

Kristina previously worked as a litigation associate at Dechert LLP in New York and as a fellow at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. Kristina is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She brings a wealth of litigation experience and deep understanding of civil rights.

Thena Robinson-Mock joined the Education Law Center’s Pittsburgh office on May 16. Thena was most recently a Senior Attorney and Director of the “Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track” Program at the Advancement Project. Thena brings extensive experience with issues of education equity as a staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Thena is a graduate of Hampton University and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She is the recipient of the “40 under 40” award from Gambit Weekly in New Orleans and was named as a Women Rule! Leadership Honoree from Oprah Magazine and the White House Project.

Education Law Center is pleased to welcome these two experienced attorneys who will expand our capacity to protect the educational rights of students and families and further support ELC’s work to ensure all children in Pennsylvania have access to quality public education.