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Paul R. Chavez

Paul R. Chavez

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator
San Francisco, CA, USA


Paul Chavez joined the Lawyers' Committee as the Senior Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator in May 2010.  He directs all of the organization’s pro bono programs, overseeing the recruitment, training, and mentoring of pro bono attorneys taking on cases in the areas of racial, economic, and immigrant justice.  Paul also directs the law clerk program, and maintains an active impact litigation docket.  Previously, Paul worked for Centro Legal de la Raza where he litigated worker's rights cases, representing low wage workers primarily in the areas of wage and hour law, unlawful termination, and discrimination.  Paul recruited pro bono representation for Centro Legal's clients and managed the organization's co-counsel relationships.  Previously, Paul was a litigation associate at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP where he was a member of the firm's commercial litigation and employment law groups.  A Colorado native, Paul was a fire fighter in the United States Navy prior to receiving his BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado.  Paul earned his JD from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of law.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centro Legal de la Raza, and as Co-President of the Board of Directors of the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association.
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