Friday, September 19, 2014

Dan Bradley Fellowship

Dan Bradley Fellowship

Each year, the Dan Bradley Fellowship offers law students the opportunity to consider a career in legal services areas, and legal services programs gain a new source of dedicated and energetic staff. Fellowships are awarded to those working at a rural organization or on a rural issue. Students of color and students from low-income or working class backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
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2014 Dan Bradley Fellow
Sylvia Tsai
(UC Davis School of Law '16)
Legal Services of Northern California
2014 Fellow: Sylvia Tsai:
My internship at Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) focuses on the Foreclosure Prevention Advocacy Project that assists homeowners and tenants facing the effects of foreclosure. The project is based in the Sacramento office, however, we work with clients and advocates in all of LSNC’s 23 counties, a lot of which are rural areas. A daily routine of the project is to conduct client intakes, either by phone or in person. Our clients come to LSNC for assistance from various counties of northern California, such as Chico, El Dorado, Eukiah, Eureka, and Placer county, to name just a few.  Besides client intake, I write demand letters and work on legal research on issues related to foreclosure, social security income garnishment, as well as laws related to breach of contract civil claims.  Later on this summer, I also expect to be preparing court pleadings and develop “Know Your Rights” legal education workshops on foreclosure issues and related consumer debt issues.  The workshops will target communities that have the least access to legal services, including people who are low-income, geographically isolated, limited-English proficient, elderly or disabled.  

2013 Fellows:

Maria Tapia, Legal Aid of Napa Valley

Merced Barrera, California Rural Legal Assistance


2012 Fellows:

Angelica Salceda, California Rural Legal Assistance

Lucy Walker, California Indian Legal Services

Emily Zushi, California Indian Legal Services


2011 Fellows:

Kevin Carmichael, Legal Services of Northern California

Jacqueline Duran, Watsonville Law Center


2010 Fellows:

Elizabeth Aakhus, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Cristina Chávez, Inland Counties Legal Services

Maria Olaguez, Community Legal Services


2009 Fellows:

Jocelyn Michelle Godinho, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Liz Jackson, Public Advocates

Rebecca Rabovsky, Legal Services of Northern California


2008 Fellows:

Annie Pan, Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Rigel Massaro, Public Advocates

Eve Epstein, Legal Services of Northern California


2007 Fellows:

Elizabeth Alamillo, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Vardui Barsamyan, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles

Rebeca Canales, Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles

Elan Martínez, Legal Aid of Marin County

Alan Nolley, Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Steliana D. Schmidel, Immigrant Legal Resource Center


2006 Fellows:

Kirushanthy Balachanthiran, Protection and Advocacy, Inc.

Caryn Crosthwait, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Amanda Newell, California Rural Legal Assistance

Jennifer Phan, Public Counsel

Karma Quick, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund


2005 Fellows:

Brian O’Toole, Bay Area Legal Aid

Nicole Camarillo, California Rural Legal Assistance

Angelica Nohemi Quiñónez, Child Care Law Center

Katharine Ruhl, U.C. Davis Immigration Clinics

Lourdes Barrera, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice

Yohandra Ugarte,Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law


2004 Fellows:

Raja Jorjani, California Indian Legal Services

Francisco Moreno, CA Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Vianey Ramirez, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

Jamie Kang Xiong, Central California Legal Services


2003 Fellows:

Charesa Garrett, East Bay Community Law Center

Paul Swiller, Public Counsel


2002 Fellows:

Audrey del Valle, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

Clarice Lin, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.


2001 Fellows:

Jennifer Reisch, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center


2000 Fellows:

Sonia Merida, Equal Rights Advocates


1999 Fellows:

Amanda R. Touchton & Jennifer Rotman, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children


1998 Fellows:

Thuy Thi Nguyen, National Health Law Project


1997 Fellows:

Wendy Anderson, CA Rural Legal Assistance Foundation


1996 Fellows:

Sara Chang, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance


1995 Fellows:

Jami Tillotson, Legal Services of Northern California


1994 Fellows:

Caleb Rush, California Rural Legal Assistance


1993 Fellows:

Cynthia Waddell, Legal Aid Society- Employment Law Ctr

Claudia Alvarez, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles


1992 Fellows:

Latonya Slack, National Health Law Program

Karla Stewart, California Women’s Law Center


1991 Fellows:

Melinda Benninghoff, Solano Legal Assistance

Terry Truong, National Center for Youth Law

Guadalupe Zamorano-Reagin, Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law