April Giancola

Director of Public Interest Advising

Education

  • J.D., New England School of Law (2000)
  • B.S., Communications, Emerson College (1993)

Counseling Focus: Public Interest (Advocacy/Litigation), Government, Pro Bono

Walk-In Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

April joined the CDO in April 2016. She counsels students and alumni on all aspects of job searching and career development, with a particular interest in issues relating to public interest, government and pro bono.

Since earning her J.D. from New England School of Law in Boston in 2000, April has worked as a trial attorney at the Public Defender’s Office in Phoenix, as the Director of Legal Services at Our Place DC in Washington, DC, and as the Volunteer and Training Coordinator at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. After moving to North Carolina in 2007, she was the Post-Conviction Managing Attorney for North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services and served as the Chief Legal Program Officer for Disability Rights NC. She has been active in the Pro Bono Activities Committees of both the NC Bar Association and the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission. She is admitted to the bars of Arizona, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and North Carolina.


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