Salena Copeland, Executive Director
As LAAC’s Executive Director, Salena oversees all of LAAC programs. This includes everything from supporting the board of directors through their bylaws revision process to visiting California state legislators as a member of the Bench Bar Coalition to helping to plan Pathways to Justice, one of the largest statewide conferences for legal services attorneys. Salena sees her role at LAAC as helping to make sure that the community connects with each other, even when they may not see a connection.
Before coming to LAAC, Salena ran the Justice Bus Project as a OneJustice Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Salena is a 2007 graduate of Stanford Law School. While there, she was a clinical student at the Stanford Community Law Clinic and interned at two Bay Area Public Defenders’ offices. Prior to law school, she was an AmeriCorps volunteer literacy specialist at an elementary school in Austin, Texas, and a preschool coordinator at a family shelter in Menlo Park.
Please contact Salena at email@example.com at 510-893-3000 ext. 106.
Liliana Ibanez, Training & Advocacy Intern
Liliana joined the LAAC team on September 2017 as Training and Advocacy work-study intern.
Liliana is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley double majoring in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. She is the first in her family to go to college and is the second youngest of five children. Her parents migrated to Los Angeles from Puebla, Mexico in hopes of being able to provide their children an education and better future. Liliana was born and raised in East Los Angeles, CA.
Liliana’s interest in advocacy and social justice is rooted from growing up in East Los Angeles and coming from an immigrant family. Liliana has always been interested in policy as she feels one policy/law can benefit communities as some other policies/laws can negatively affect communities. She feels it is important to advocate and be an ally to her community and other communities of color and fight for their equality.
Please contact Liliana at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-893-3000 ext. 104.
Harmony King, M.A., Membership and Administrative Associate
Harmony joined the LAAC team in 2017 as a Membership and Administrative Associate. In this role, Harmony works on a variety of projects, including advocacy and development, but mainly focuses on assisting LAAC’s members and executive team.
Harmony is passionate about women’s rights and birth justice, and has worked locally and abroad serving women and their families in Oakland, Indonesia and Haiti. She has degrees in International Relations and Cultural Anthropology, and is a certified Doula. She believes that access to justice is fundamental to a healthy democracy and is proud to serve legal aid champions everyday.
To contact Harmony, please email email@example.com, or call (510) 890-3000 x 103.
Lorin Kline, Program Attorney
Lorin joined LAAC in early 2014. Before joining LAAC, Lorin practiced civil litigation at large and small Bay Area law firms where she handled numerous pro bono matters.
Lorin is a 2010 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law. During her time at UC Davis, Lorin led a legal aid student volunteer organization, spearheaded pro bono efforts of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, and participated in the school’s Civil Rights Clinic. Lorin is currently co-chairs the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.
Please contact Lorin at Lkline@laaconline.org or at 510-893-3000 ext. 105.
Jasmine Schwab-Doyle, Training and Communications Associate
Jasmine Schwab-Doyle joined LAAC in March 2016 as LAAC’s Communications and Training Associate. In this position, she is responsible for coordinating all of LAAC’s online and in-person trainings, conferences, and communications outreach on behalf of California’s nonprofit legal services community. She is passionate about increasing access to justice through education and legal services for marginalized communities.
Jasmine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a degree in History. During her time at UC Berkeley, Jasmine volunteered with Girls Inc. as a group facilitator at a girls’ Juvenile Hall and with Teach In Prison as a tutor at San Quentin Prison. Since graduating college, Jasmine interned with KPFA as a field journalist, volunteered with Prison Radio, and continues to fight for racial justice and immigrants rights.
Please contact Jasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-893-3000 ext 101.