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Ilene J. Jacobs

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Director of Litigation, Advocacy & Training
Marysville, CA, USA

Ilene J. Jacobs is a statewide Director of Litigation, Advocacy & Training for California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) and Director of the CRLA fair housing project. She has dedicated her legal career to advocacy for the housing and civil rights of farmworkers, the exploited racial and ethnic groups, homeless, and other excluded urban and rural communities. Her areas of interest and practice are civil rights, fair housing and farmworker housing. She has held leadership positions on state and national task forces, boards and commissions addressing rural housing and poverty, and served on the National Census Advisory Committee. Ms. Jacobs has taught housing law for the University of California at Davis School of Law and courses for Yuba Community College. She was admitted to the D.C. Bar in 1979 and the Maryland State Bar in 1983, and was a housing attorney with the National Housing Law Project and the Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau before moving to California in 1986.  She was admitted to the CA State Bar in 1986. She received her B.A. from Boston University and J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

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