John Mola is Director of PLI’s California Operations and a Program Attorney. He is responsible for the operation of the California Center and as a Program Attorney, primarily handles patent programs. Prior to joining PLI, John was the Program Department Manager at Continuing Education of the Bar--California (CEB). John also served on the ACLEA Executive Committee for a two-year term. He was an attorney with Rhode Island Legal Services for a number of years was named Executive Director. He was a national advocate in efforts to preserve legal services programs in the early 1980s. During the Carter Administration, John was Director of Legal Training at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he supervised national professional development activities for legal services lawyers, paralegals and clients. John has a B.A. in History from Franklin and Marshall College; a M.A.T. from Antioch Graduate School of Education; and, a J.D. from the Antioch School of Law, where he was a member of the Founding Class.