Carol Bettencourt, Managing Attorney

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As the EDC’s first paid employee, Carol has supervised the EDC’s legal services since our creation in 1996. Carol oversees Staff Attorneys, Eviction Defense Advocates, the Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteers, Interns and all the legal paperwork we help prepare. She received her bachelor’s degree from Simon’s Rock Early College and is a graduate of Stanford Law School. Carol is a member of the California Bar and an inactive member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. She has been practicing housing law for 20 years, at the EDC and previously at D.C. Law Students in Court.