Updated: Apr 19, 2021
Washington, DC-based civil rights legal professional, and Mrs. Lin’s grandson
Earl Lin is a paralegal with the Supreme Court and Appellate Program of the nonprofit Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, where he works on pro bono appellate litigation championing criminal justice reform in areas such as police misconduct and the rights of prisoners and detainees. From 2015 to 2018, Earl was a paralegal with the firm of Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, where he worked on cases involving whistleblower protection, employment discrimination, and insurance law. Earl has been involved in several cases before the United States Supreme Court, including an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban, a case upholding criminal defendants’ fundamental right to an appeal, and an effort to limit the mandate of enhanced criminal sentencing guidelines.
As an undergraduate, Earl interned with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, where he mediated and investigated employment discrimination complaints and assisted with amicus briefing before the Connecticut Supreme Court. Earl earned his bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies from Wesleyan University in 2015. He lives in Washington, DC and is also Helen Lin’s grandson.