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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-893-3000 ext. 106.
Harmony King, 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, but mainly focuses on supporting LAAC’s members through coordination support and membership benefits.
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.
Amanda Muego, Online Systems Coordinator
Amanda joined LAAC in August 2016. As the AmeriCorps VISTA, she is responsible for increasing accessibility to legal information online through the creation of a legal expert system. Prior to joining LAAC, Amanda was the grant writer and researcher for a non-profit organization called Uduk Hope, which helps people living in refugee camps in South Sudan.
Amanda is a 2015 graduate of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she earned her MA in International Human Rights. During her time in Denver, Amanda focused on civilian protection and armed conflict working with the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines and the Asia-Europe People’s Forum. Amanda is originally from Ohio, where she earned a dual degree in Political Science and German.
Please contact Amanda at email@example.com or at 510-893-3000 ext. 103.
Tim Ng, Program Associate
Tim Ng joined LAAC in August 2014 as LAAC’s Program Associate. In this position, he is in charge of updating and maintaining LawHelpCA.org. Tim is committed to broadening the availability of legal resources and making those tools more accessible to diverse audiences. He is interested in building a coalition between the legal aid community and other service-oriented organizations.
Previously, Tim was an AmeriCorps VISTA with the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative in Fresno. In his position there, he organized a summit on the region’s affordable housing landscape. Tim graduated from Oberlin College in 2012 majoring in Politics and Law & Society.
Please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-893-3000 ext 102.
Reann Pacheco, Program Intern
Reann joined LAAC as the Program Intern in October of 2016. In this role, Reann works on a variety of projects, but mainly focuses on supporting LAAC’s on-going advocacy efforts on behalf of California’s nonprofit legal services community. Reann is a fourth year at UC Berkeley majoring in Legal Studies and Conservation and Resources. Outside of LAAC, Reann is an active member of Cal’s Habitat for Humanity organization. She is passionate about environmental justice especially injustices that effect marginalized communities. In the past, Reann has interned for AssemblyMember Rob Bonta where she directly assisted constituent’s cases and founded CSU East Bay’s Residence Hall’s Composting Program.
Please contact Reann at email@example.com or at 510-893-3000 ext. 104.
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.