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FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

DOVIE YOANA KING

Harvard Law School

Dovie Yoana King is a public interest attorney who is deeply committed to women's empowerment, access to justice and human rights. She is an award-winning pro bono lawyer honored by the State Bar of California for her advocacy on behalf of immigrant women at a domestic violence legal clinic near the United States-Mexico border. Dovie is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, California, New York (retired) and several federal courts. Dedicated to public service, she volunteers as an elected Town Meeting Member, Human Rights Commissioner and Democratic Party Affirmative Action & Outreach Officer in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dovie is a proud 2018 graduate of Emerge MA. When she is not volunteering, she works at Harvard Law School's Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising. Read Dovie's professional bio


JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 1999

BA, Brown University, 1994


Selected Publications by Dovie Yoana King:


Surviving Domestic Violence: My Personal Journey


Ending the Hurt at Work: Raising Awareness About Intimate Partner Abuse in the Workplace


Intimate Partner Abuse on College Campuses (p. 18-20)


DACA and Domestic Violence: Safeguarding Survivors from Deportation



SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

SARAH BRITE EVANS

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



CHRISTINE PANGAN

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 and numerous law student interns.


JD, University of San Diego School of Law

BA, University of California, San Diego



DANIEL LAGUNA

Family Law Facilitator's Office

Daniel is experienced in all aspects of family law. Ge helps low-income individuals in need of legal assistance and has significant experience assisting survivors of domestic violence.  Daniel explains why he chose a rewarding career in domestic violence advocacy HERE.


JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

BA, University of California, Berkeley



KALEENA KEI

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



WENDY MUSELL

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



NISHA VYAS

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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