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Emma Bond is the Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maine, where she advances the organization's mission through litigation. She joined the organization in the fall of 2017.
Most recently, Emma served as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice, where she litigated cases involving international trade, contract disputes, and administrative law. In recognition of her exceptional performance, she received the 2015 Civil Division Rookie of the Year award.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Emma clerked for the Honorable Evan Wallach of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
A native Mainer, Emma earned her law degree summa cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. During law school, she worked as a legal fellow at an immigrant-rights organization and represented low-income Mainers at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. She also completed internships with the Conservation Law Foundation, the Maine District Court, and the Honorable Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Upon graduation, Emma was awarded the Faculty Scholastic Achievement Award, the Law School Alumni Association Award, and the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Criminal Law & Procedure.