Before starting her career as a restructuring attorney, Jamila worked as a human rights attorney at an organization dedicated to ending criminal investigatory torture by building legal aid systems in developing nations. Jamila now focuses much of her pro bono work on human rights and the development of legal systems throughout the world.

Recent matters demonstrating Jamila’s commitment to pro bono include:

  • Drafted a criminal law defense manual and criminal litigation training materials for International Bridges to Justice’s Rwanda country program.
  • Drafted portions of a memorandum on post-conflict restorative justice mechanisms for a UNICEF sponsored transitional justice program in the Gambia.
  • Conducted research regarding international judicial ethics principles and relevant ethical rules and jurisprudence for International Association of Women Jurists.
  • Represented Sunrise Cooperative Inc., a cooperative of mechanics displaced from their workplaces following the approval of a city redevelopment plan, as pro bono counsel in connection with their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and multi-party negotiations to restructure their debt.