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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014

Author(s): Jodie Berger
Practice Area: Employment, Pro Bono
Published: Oct 2014
PLI Item #: 50175
CHB Spine #: 30

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.