Zach Zarnow

Zach Zarnow has focused his career on increasing access to justice. After graduating from Brandeis University, Zach spent two years in Eastern Ukraine as a Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer, where he developed civil society networks, established social enterprises, and created anti-corruption initiatives. This experience drove him to enroll at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he focused his studies on access to justice, human rights, and legal empowerment. During law school and after he held fellowships and positions with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, Public Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Council for Court Excellence. In addition, Zach is the co-creator and a co-host of Tiny Chats—offering free, digestible, and creative short-form educational videos on topics about access to justice.

As a consultant with the National Center for State Courts, Mr. Zarnow is working on national level initiatives to increase access to justice, including assisting in the development of online dispute resolution pilot projects and working with various court systems to improve the experience of self-represented litigants. Prior to joining NCSC, Zach was the Program Director at the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, where he ran the statewide grantmaking and program evaluation of legal aid organizations.