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Municipal Law Institute (15th Annual)

Author(s): June A. Witterschein, Martha J. Mullen
Practice Area: Pro Bono, Municipal Law
Published: Aug 2015
PLI Item #: 57325
CHB Spine #: H993

Martha Mullen is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Division for the District of Columbia.  She has been with the Attorney General’s Office for 20 years during which time she has litigated major class actions, consent decree cases, Section 1983 claims, First Amendment claims, and general tort actions including Title VII wrongful death, survival actions, and medical malpractice claims filed against the city. This is her 12th year co-chairing the Municipal Law Institute.

June Witterschein is the Law Department's Director of Professional Development, where she creates and implements the Continuing Legal Education curriculum for the Department’s 700 plus attorneys.  June and her staff also oversee the professional development of the Department lawyers, the agency's diversity training programs, and the Department's Coaching Collaborative. June began her legal career in the Law Department in 1978 in the Appeals Division, and then served as Deputy Chief of the Legal Counsel Division. In 1990, June left the Department and later served as a law clerk to the then Presiding Judge Sylvia Pressler of the New Jersey Appellate Division, and taught for nine years at Seton Hall University School of Law, before returning to the Law Department in 2003.

June is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York, the US Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. She currently serves on the Mediation Panel of the Southern District of New York, and on the Law Department's Management Committee.