- J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
- B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2008
License to Practice
Specialties and Courses
- Public-interest lawyering
BiographyA proud product of clinical legal education and a firm believer in the importance of working in the public interest, Zlotnick serves as Director of Pro Bono Programs at the St. Mary's Center for Legal and Social Justice, where he has worked since August 2014.
During his time supervising the Pro Bono Program, Zlotnick 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 the Peer Court Program, the growth of Alternative Spring Break legal placements, the continued strength of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and other 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.
As supervising attorney for the Identification Recovery Program, Zlotnick oversees a law student-powered outreach effort at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s largest homeless services provider, that assists individuals experiencing homelessness obtain identification documents. In the classroom, Zlotnick teaches a course on public interest lawyering.
Beyond St. Mary’s Law, Zlotnick has helped plan the Law School Pro Bono Advisors Preconference of the ABA’s Equal Justice Conference, and will serve from 2019-2021 on the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works. He is also a member of the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Law School Advisory Committee.
As a pro bono attorney, Zlotnick has served as clemency counsel with the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project and volunteered with the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Legal Answers website.
Prior to joining St. Mary's, Zlotnick worked in private practice in San Antonio and as a trial attorney and law clerk with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.
Articles in a Periodical
- “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).
- Faderewski, Adam. “Texas Legal Answers Celebrates First Anniversary.”
- Poppe, Ryan. “San Antonio Man Sentenced to Die Requests Clemency.”