Member Bio

Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz

Jeanne is a bilingual attorney from Puerto Rico and the Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager at Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that brings the power of the law to all by building cutting-edge digital tools and fostering collaborations with the nation’s leading civil legal organizations. In her role at Pro Bono Net, she coordinates, develops and grows state and national digital initiatives that strengthen the work of legal advocates and pro bono attorneys helping communities with their legal problems. For close to two years, she was Pro Bono Net’s Disaster Response Legal Fellow and organized initiatives to support disaster survivors and attorneys working on disaster legal aid. She is the co-author of Touro Law Review’s “Disaster Legal Tech: Strategies for Providing Legal Information to Survivors.”
 
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and María, Jeanne volunteered as a Disaster Assistance Legal Attorney for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center’s and the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s disaster legal hotline. Before joining Pro Bono Net, she provided free legal representation and employment discrimination litigation on behalf of low-income LGBT individuals in Puerto Rico and worked as a legal fellow at the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center in Montgomery, Alabama. In law school, she worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Army Reserve’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and founded and led an award-winning Ms. JD chapter to provide law students with career resources and networking opportunities. She received an award for her 3-year service in her law school’s pro bono program where she facilitated Know-Your-Rights workshops to low-income communities in Puerto Rico. She’s a member of the ABA’s Disaster Legal Services Program and has also been a volunteer reviewer for the ABA’s Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. Jeanne is also a member of the New York City Bar Association's Pro Bono & Legal Services Committee.