Maha Jweied

Non-Resident Fellow

Maha Jweied is an independent expert on access to justice working with a number of nonprofit and multilateral organizations leveraging insight gained after nearly 12 years in the executive branch. Until January 2018, she served as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice. In that role, she also served as the executive director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, and represented the U.S. government as its indigent defense and legal aid expert in bilateral settings and multilateral meetings. She was also a senior attorney-advisor in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a litigation associate at Arent Fox LLP, and spent time at Mizan Law Group for Human Rights, a legal aid office in Amman, Jordan. She served as a law clerk in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Maha received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, LLM from the London School of Economics, and B.A. from George Washington University.