Judge Angel Harris previously served as assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc, where her advocacy focused on capital defense, juvenile life sentences without the possibility of parole, voter disenfranchisement, school desegregation, and policing reform. Prior to joining LDF, she served as a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project where she represented death-sentenced prisoners nationwide. Between 2009 and 2014, Judge Harris was a public defender in Orleans and Calcasieu Parishes. Judge Harris’ writing and commentary on criminal justice and civil rights issues has appeared in The New York Times,The Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, NPR’s 1A, and The Roland Martin Show. A member of the Louisiana State Bar, Judge Harris is a graduate from Georgetown University Law Center and Hampton University.