Virginia “Ginny” Sloan is President and Founder of The Constitution Project, and serves on its Board of Directors. Ms. Sloan previously served as Executive Director of the Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and, for 14 years, was a counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. She was a law clerk to a federal judge and a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.
Ms. Sloan is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Measures for Justice, and the Honorary Board of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Law Institute. She served as a Council member of the ABA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, and is now a special counsel, serving as the Section’s Constitutional Rights Division Director and Chair of its Death Penalty Due Process Review Project. She chaired IRR’s Criminal Justice Committee, which co-sponsored the successful 1999 ABA death penalty moratorium resolution. She is also an Advisor to the 9/11 Voices for Restoring the Rule of Law Campaign of September 11 Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow. In November 2014, Ms. Sloan received the Award for Excellence in Advocacy in a Federal Issue Campaign from the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference. In May 2008, Ms. Sloan was honored by the Legal Times as a “Champion,” “one of 30 lawyers who have had the greatest impact on the Washington legal community over the last 30 years and whose community and public service has set an example that other D.C. lawyers should follow.” Other awards include the Washington Council of Lawyers’ 2002 President’s Award for pro bono and public service.