ODL Board Member
The ability to pay should not be what decides whether the law can work for you or not.
“What draws me to pro bono work is the ability to make an impact in people’s lives. I think it’s important to bring our legal skills and platform from a law firm like Wilson Sonsini to help those who otherwise don’t have access to legal services. I want to level the playing field.
I have been familiar with Open Door Legal’s work since its inception. Early in my career when I built my own practice, I was looking for opportunities to contribute to the community and provide legal services beyond the day-to-day work of my law firm. Partnering with Open Door Legal was a no-brainer.
I’ve worked on landlord/tenant cases with Open Door Legal. We have partnered with the organization to represent several tenants in disputes against their landlords, and we’ve been able to use our platform to file lawsuits on their behalf. These are situations where tenants in San Francisco have dealt with habitability issues and harassment from their landlords. We’ve been able to use the law to remediate those issues and help those clients get compensated for the harm they suffer. In many cases, clients are able to put themselves in a better living environment after their case is resolved.
I strongly believe in the organization’s mission of providing civil justice to individuals who otherwise can’t afford legal services, and that the ability to pay should not be what decides whether the law can work for you or not.”