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Harvard Law School

Dovie King is a mother and attorney who is deeply committed to women's empowerment, access to justice and victim's rights. She is the founder and director for SOAR for Justice, as well as the assistant director for JD Advising at Harvard Law School's Bernard Koteen's Office of Public Interest Advising. Dovie is an award-winning pro bono lawyer honored by the State Bar of California for two consecutive years and recognized as an "Outstanding Attorney" by the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. She is currently licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, California and formerly in New York (retired), and is a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

JD, Northeastern University School of Law

BA, Brown University


The SOAR for Justice Scholarship Committee is comprised of accomplished attorneys who are dedicated to the mission of the organization. The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to review annual scholarship applications from students, make recommendations with regard to awards and assist with fundraising, outreach and educational efforts. Scholarship Committee members volunteer their time to SOAR for Justice without compensation.


Schwartz Semerdjian Cauly & Moot LLP

Sarah is a partner at Schwartz Semerdjian and has been practicing law since 2000, primarily working on employment law matters. Sarah serves as committee chair of The Lawyers Club, a bar group which aims to advance the status of women in the law and society. She is the mother of two young boys.

JD, Notre Dame Law School

BA, University of Southern California


Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Christine is lead attorney and managing co-editor in chief for the San Diego Lawyer Magazine, authoring numerous articles on a variety of topics. Christine has extensive experience in domestic violence advocacy, formerly supervising a restraining order clinic.

JD, University of San Diego School of Law

BA, University of California, San Diego


Family Law Facilitator's Office

Daniel is an attorney and clinic supervisor at the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic located at the South Bay Courthouse. Daniel is experienced in all aspects of family law. He explains why he chose a career ion domestic violence advocacy HERE.

JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

BA, University of California, Berkeley


Pro Athlete Law Group

Kaleena is an attorney representing athletes in workers' compensation cases. She is a pro bono victim's rights attorney with experience assisting litigants with domestic violence restraining orders. Kaleena has volunteered for SOAR for Justice in the past, sharing her passion for advocating on behalf of survivors.

JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

BA, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Stewart & Musell LLP

Wendy is a law partner at Stewart & Musell LLP. She is committed to helping public and private sector employees with their workplace and civil rights. Wendy is named among the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.

JD, Northeastern University School of Law

BA, State University of New York, Purchase College


Public Counsel

Nisha is the Directing Attorney for the Homelessness Project at Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm. Nisha's work includes counseling nonprofit organizations and affordable housing providers. Nisha was named one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

JD, University of California, Los Angeles

BA, University of California, Berkeley

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