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Jinny  Kim

Jinny Kim

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Director of Disability Rights Program and Senior Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA, USA


Jinny Kim is the Director and a Senior Staff Attorney in the Disability Rights Program at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center in San Francisco, California. LAS–ELC’s Disability Rights Program works to advance the civil rights of disabled people in the workplace, in schools, and other institutions where people are able to learn the skills they need to become independent and engaged members of the community. Ms. Kim litigates cases that secure workplace accommodations and increase protections for workers with disabilities. Ms. Kim also litigates cases to dismantle physical barriers in public entities. Ms. Kim joined LAS–ELC in 1999 as the Félix Velarde-Muñoz Fellow and litigated race, disability, national origin and gender cases. Thereafter, she was a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow where she served as Labor Counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy on the Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Prior to returning to LAS–ELC in 2008 as a Staff Attorney, Ms. Kim held positions at the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, as well as Schneider, Wallace, Cottrell and Konecky, and Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho. Ms. Kim received her J.D. in 1999 from the University of California, Davis and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995.
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