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Theresa Zhen

Theresa Zhen

East Bay Community Law Center
Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor, Clean Slate Practice
Berkeley, CA, USA


Theresa joined EBCLC’s Clean Slate Practice in 2016. Prior to joining EBCLC, Theresa was a Skadden Fellow at A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Central Los Angeles, where she directed a Fines and Fees Project focused on traffic court debt and driver’s license suspensions. Theresa is a graduate of UCLA Law School’s David J. Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy Program and the Critical Race Studies Program. While in law school, she interned for the Federal Defenders of the Central District of California, the Bronx Defenders, and the Southern Center for Human Rights. Prior to law school, she worked at a civil rights law firm representing individuals who had been wrongfully convicted of crimes that they did not commit. She is committed to pursuing economic justice for people leaving prisons and jails and creating opportunities for people who are rebuilding their lives after involvement with the criminal justice system.

Theresa Zhen is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Issue Brief: Suspended Driver’s Licenses in San Francisco and Campaign to End Driver’s License Suspensions in San Francisco—Proposed Policy Reforms - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Not Just a Ferguson Problem: How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
How to Read a DMV Record and Determine the Cause of a Driver’s License Suspension, East Bay Community Law Center - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts, Monday, August 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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