Rebekah Diller

Former Deputy Director, Justice

Ms. Diller coordinated the Brennan Center's legislative and public education campaign to eliminate the private money restriction on legal services programs and works on other initiatives in the Center's Access to Justice Project. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Diller served as a staff attorney at and then director of the New York Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Rights Project, where she oversaw litigation, legislative and public education initiatives. Previously, she represented low-income clients in housing and government benefits cases at Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens and at Housing Works, Inc. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where was an Arthur Garfield Hays fellow, and her B.A. from Rutgers University.


"Legal Help in the Subprime Crisis," Huffington Post, 01/09/2008
"Court Fees as Revenue?," USA Today, 07/30/2008


The Hidden Costs of Florida's Criminal Justice Fees, 03/23/2010
A Call to End Federal Restrictions on Legal Aid for the Poor, with Emily Savner, 06/22/2009
Maryland’s Parole Supervision Fee: A Barrier to Reentry, with Judith Greene & Michelle Jacobs, 03/23/2009
Access to Justice: Opening the Courthouse Door, with David Udell, 04/16/2007

Scholarly Work

Restoring Legal Aid for the Poor: A Call to End Draconian and Wasteful Restrictions, 36 FORDHAM URBAN L. J. 687 (2009), with Emily Savner

Efforts to Restrict the Advocacy Rights of Nonprofits that Partner with Government, 9 N.Y. CITY L. REV. 315 (2006) (transcript of symposium address)

Access to the Courts, A Briefing Paper for the Georgetown Symposium on the Independence of the Courts, 96 GEO L.J. 1127 (2007), with David Udell