Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 is a trial-level staff attorney at Youth, Rights & Justice where she practices holistic defense on behalf of children, teens and families in delinquency and dependency cases. She is a member of the Gault Center Western Region Board, and the Oregon State Bar Juvenile Law Section Executive Committee. She has organized several juvenile law CLEs for Oregon practitioners, specifically focused on Access to Justice and juvenile law. She continues to remain available as a key resource for public interest-track students. Her bar exam preparation materials have been shared far and wide and she is always willing to speak at juvenile law events.
Prior to her work at YRJ, Natalie was a 2021 Equal Justice Works Fellow working in the juvenile justice system where she represented several youth who had been waived into adult court, helped launch a statewide juvenile record expunction clinic, and worked alongside the Gault Center to publish a guide to collateral consequences for practitioners and youth alike. She came to law school due to the systemic inequities she witnessed as a public school science teacher for several years. Her passion for working with teens and their families has translated into over a decade of advocacy. Natalie intends to be a lifelong practitioner of juvenile law and feels it is imperative that new graduates learn about this rewarding field.