Sacha C. Steinberger founded and directs Project Legal Link. Sacha is an experienced litigator who pivoted in 2014 to begin this project with Tipping Point Community. Project Legal Link, started in San Francisco, works to reduce poverty by fundamentally shifting where and how legal knowledge and access is gained. We do this by working to educate and equip low-income residents and their advocates with the information and tools they need to more effectively navigate the legal system. We primarily serve grantees of Tipping Point community - all top-performing social service non-profits - but our website, legal frameworks, and tools are available to the public.
Prior to Project Legal Link, Sacha did worker's rights and civil rights litigation for seven years at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. in Oakland, and clerked for Federal District Court Judge Martin J. Jenkins. During law school, she externed for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Marsha S. Berzon, interned at Legal Aid at Work, Bay Area Legal Aid's Legal Barriers to Employment Project, and the General Assistance Advocacy Project, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Prior to law school, Sacha spent four years doing community organizing and electoral politics in Seattle and Los Angeles. Sacha received her B.A. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.