Jodie Berger is Regional Counsel for the Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC). She assists LSNC staff and advocates statewide by co-counseling, mentoring, providing technical assistance, strategizing cases and conducting trainings. Jodie participates in several statewide workgroups and advisory committees, including those addressing issues of: automation, Civil Rights Bureau, Fraud, Sanctions, and Support Services. She was the former Chair of the State Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the current Co-Chair of the Administrative Agency Subcommittee of the Access to Justice Commission.
Prior to joining LSNC, Jodie worked for 5 years as the Project Director of the Welfare-to-Work Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC). In this capacity, she addressed employment-related issues of welfare-to-work programs. That work was preceded by more than 10 years of providing direct legal services and performing impact work (litigation and policy) as a Legal Services attorney specializing in public benefits.
Ms. Berger received her law degree from Cornell Law School, and her B.A. from UC Berkeley.