ON DEMAND: Brown Bag Lunch Series: Legal Aid as Racial Justice Work

Class recorded Wednesday, June 21, 2023 

This session will explore the intersection between legal services and racial justice. It will begin with a discussion of the role of racial justice in legal aid work historically and the evolution of that role, particularly during this recent period of racial reckoning. A panel of experts will then discuss how legal aid attorneys, law students, and pro bono attorneys can use the civil legal system to continue fighting to dismantle systemic racism.

Presented by:

Tyler Press Sutherland (https://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/staff/#tyler-press-sutherland), Director of Legal Services, Public Law Center (Moderator)

Sheyda Joolharzadeh, Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) (https://lafla.org/)

Jessica Mark, Supervising Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid (https://baylegal.org/)

Jeanne Nishimoto (https://law.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty-profiles/jeanne-nishimoto), Executive Director, UCLA Veterans Justice Clinic 

Kee Tobar, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia (https://clsphila.org/

Registration Fee: FREE

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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