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Gregory Zlotnick

Director of Pro Bono Programs | Staff Attorney

 

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2008

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Public Interest Lawyering

Biography

Greg Zlotnick serves as Director of Pro Bono Programs at the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Center for Legal and Social Justice, where he has worked since August 2014.

During his time supervising the Pro Bono Program, Greg has overseen the implementation of the community service graduation requirement for JD students at St. Mary’s Law. To help students fulfill this requirement, the Pro Bono Program has seen a marked expansion of its offerings. Through the development of multiple community-centered collaborations, the Pro Bono Program has connected law student volunteers with opportunities to meet the law-related needs of the San Antonio community. In 2020, Greg received the Pro Bono Coordinator Award from the State Bar of Texas.

As the supervising attorney for the Identification Recovery Program, Greg oversees a law student-powered outreach effort at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s largest homeless services provider. In the classroom, Greg teaches a course on public interest lawyering.

Beyond St. Mary’s Law, Greg is a board member of the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation, the San Antonio Legal Services Association, and the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless.

As a pro bono attorney, Greg has served as clemency counsel with the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project and has volunteered with the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Legal Answers website.

Prior to joining St. Mary’s, Greg worked in private practice in San Antonio. Prior to moving to San Antonio, Greg was a trial attorney and law clerk with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Fort Worth. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.

Highlights

Pro Bono Coordinator Award, State Bar of Texas, 2020

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Coordinator Award, State Bar of Texas, 2020

Publications

Articles in a Periodical

  • Picking the Lock: A Proposal for a Standard Fee Waiver for Texas Identifying Documents, 22 The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues 345-381 (2020).
  • “Halt any proceedings in county that would lead to evictions,” San Antonio Express-News, July 6, 2020.
  • “Juan Castillo worthy of clemency by Texas board.” San Antonio Express-News, May 9, 2018.
  • “Marian Reflection,” Justice Jottings, January 2018 (remarks prepared for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, December 12, 2017).
  • “One Day, All Americans . . .”: Considering a TFA-Style Lawyer Corps, 23 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 971 (2010).