Ruth Perrin joined the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence in January 2022 as a staff attorney on the training and technical assistance team. Ruth assists lawyers representing domestic and sexual violence survivors by planning and coordinating trainings and webinars and drafting training curricula and educational resources.
From 2016 to 2021, Ruth worked at Network for Victim Recovery of DC. There Ruth represented survivors of various types of crime in criminal proceedings, and survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking in civil protection order cases and on-campus disciplinary cases. From 2019 to 2021, Ruth served as Senior Counsel for the organization’s Campus Violence Project, representing student-survivors in on-campus proceedings and engaging in mentorship, outreach, and advocacy on Title IX matters. Prior to joining the ABA, Ruth worked as a temporary staff attorney with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, providing survivors with detailed legal information through the Womenslaw.org hotline.
Ruth has a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ruth earned a B.A. from Lawrence University in Government and Classical Languages & Literature.