Sharon Dietrich

Key Voice, Legal Aid Advocate, Policy Advocate (Pennsylvania)
CLS Litigation Director. She also serves as Managing Attorney of CLS' Employment Unit.

Links: @SDietrich9 | | (Current as of: June 3, 2015)

Ms. Dietrich represents low-income persons in employment matters, with the goals of removing employment barriers, preserving jobs, and getting access to employment-related income.

Ms. Dietrich has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2011 ACLU Pioneer Award, presented by the American Civil Liberties Union. In addition, Ms. Dietrich received the 2006 Kutak-Dodds Prize from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Civil Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006), and the Andrew Hamilton Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association (2005). She was named one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers in 2005, 2007, and 2008.

Ms. Dietrich has published many works, the most recent being: When Working Isn’t Enough: Low Wage Workers Struggle to Survive, Management Information Exchange Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (Spring 2009).



7 Ways To Fight Poverty In Philly

Sharon Dietrich, Louise Hayes
October 9, 2015
A whopping 186,000 Philadelphians — 12 percent of the city’s residents — live below 50 percent of the federal poverty line. Here's a policy agenda to solve it.

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New Ruling Highlights Why We Need the REDEEM Act

Sharon Dietrich
June 3, 2015

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