Legal Aid Advocate (Bay Area, Northern California)

Meredith Desautels is a staff attorney in the Racial Justice program at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

Meredith Desautels joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) as a Skadden Fellow in 2010, and is now a staff attorney in the Racial Justice program. With a focus on advancing racial justice and civil rights in relation to the criminal justice system, Meredith directs the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which provides free legal services to people with past arrests and convictions to help them overcome the barriers to successful community reintegration. Meredith also engages in community outreach and education, policy advocacy, and impact litigation to promote reentry and criminal justice reform. Before joining Lawyers’ Committee, Meredith clerked for Judge Noonan on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, and worked as a supervising attorney in the Clean Slate Practice at the East Bay Community Law Center. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall.

Meredith Desautels

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Ending the Racial Caste System Through Reentry Reform

Dorsey Nunn, Meredith Desautels
Huffington Post
September 29, 2015
California legal aid leaders identify reformation of the treatment of formerly incarcerated individuals as necessary to end discrimination and recidivism.

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