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Jacquelyn Babinski, Founder and Principal

Jacquelyn Babinski is a passionate and experienced attorney who has dedicated her career to advocating for children's education rights. 
Jacquelyn Babinski graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in Child Development and Psychology in December 2014. After graduating, she spent a year and a half working as a juvenile probation officer for Montcalm County before attending law school. In December 2018, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law and began working for Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Esq., PLLC, first as a law clerk and then as a Contract Attorney following her admission to the bar. In April 2018, she also began working as a legal researcher for the education unit at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services, focusing on substantive and procedural special education issues. Jacquelyn continues to serve in both of those positions. 

Jacquelyn is also currently involved with multiple non-profit organizations focused on improving the lives of youth. Since 2015, she has served as an advocate for the Volunteer Advocates of Mid-Michigan, a subgroup of the Student Advocacy Center, and has represented K-12 students with disciplinary and special education issues. She chairs the Lansing ACLU’s K-12 Youth Justice Committee, which seeks to identify school and community barriers to student success and work collaboratively with other entities to implement solutions and improve student outcomes. Jacquelyn is also an active member of Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA), serving on their membership committee, and of the Michigan Education Attorneys and Advocates working group.
Education
  • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
  • B.S. Central Michigan University
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan
Pro Bono, Professional, and Community Service
Present
  • Contract Attorney, Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Esq., PLLC
  • Legal Researcher, Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services
  • Board Member, Michigan ACLU Local Lansing Unit
    • Board Secretary, May 2018-Present​
    • Chair, K-12 Youth Justice Committee, September 2017-Present
  • Student Advocate, Volunteer Advocates of Mid-Michigan
  • Member, Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates
  • Member, Michigan Education Attorneys and Advocates working group
  • Advisory Council Member, A2IDEAS
Past
  • Law Clerk, Michigan Children's Law Center
  • Law Clerk, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
  • Research Assistant, Street Democracy 
  • Student Clinician, Civil Rights Clinic, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Juvenile Probation Officer, Montcalm County Juvenile Court
  • Board Member, We Care for Kids Montcalm County
  • Board Member, Great Start Collaborative Montcalm County
  • Program Intern, Montcalm CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Office Clerk, Gordon M. Bloem, Attorney at Law
  • America Reads Tutor, Central Michigan University Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center (serving 2nd and 3rd grade students in Isabella County)

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