Aliza Shatzman is accountable. An attorney and advocate based in Washington, DC, Aliza writes and speaks on judicial accountability. Her dream was to be a homicide prosecutor in the D.C. federal prosecutor’s office. Then life happened. Can’t plan it. Never predictable.
In March 2022, Aliza submitted a Statement of the Record for a House of Judiciary Subcommittee hearing espousing the lack of workplace protections for judiciary employees, detailing her personal experience with harassment and retaliation by a former DC Superior Court judge. Aliza continues to advocate for judicial accountability, appearing in publications such as NYU’s Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Above the Law, Law 360, Ms. Magazine, Slate, and Balls and Strikes.
Today, we talk about accountability and transparency, not solely with respect to judicial accountability (though I’m sure we’ll go there); but in the broader context of the human experience. Through life’s twists and turns, we’re inevitably challenged by situations where accountability and transparency may not be valued as much as we’d like. Let’s talk about that. Welcome to the human lawyer podcast, Aliza.