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FOUNDER & 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 domestic violence survivors. Dovie is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, California, New York (retired) and several federal courts. Dedicated to public service, she serves as a Human Rights Commissioner in her town. When Dovie is not volunteering, she works at Harvard Law School's Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising.

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




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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. She regularly counsels employers on harassment and hostile work environment prevention, wage and hour compliance, and disciplinary actions. Sarah also serves as committee chair for The Lawyers Club, a bar group which aims to advance the status of women in the law and society. 

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. Her experience includes 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, having worked in private practice, a nonprofit legal services organization and currently at the Family Law Facilitator's Office. Daniel has significant experience assisting survivors of domestic violence and self-represented litigants.  He is fluent in Spanish and a Board Member of La Raza Lawyers.

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 been featured as a panelist for SOAR for Justice, sharing her passion for advocating on behalf of survivors.

JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

BA, University of Hawaii at Manoa



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



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. Most recently, Wendy was named among the “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” published in San Francisco Magazine.

JD, Northeastern University School of Law

BA, State University of New York, Purchase College


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