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Marisa and Christa Join ERA as Fellow and Law Clerk

September 16, 2014 | by

Central to ERA’s mission is the mentorship of the next generation of legal advocates. Each year, we welcome new law clerks from law schools nationwide who assist us with research and other legal projects, and staff our free advice & counseling hotline. Christa ConryThis fall, we are pleased to welcome Christa Conry, a 3L at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, as a law clerk. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Christa taught English to students from immigrant communities in France. Before joining ERA, she interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she focused on pregnancy discrimination, and  served as a law clerk at a tenants’ rights clinic in San Francisco. We also welcome Marisa Diaz, who joins ERA as our newest Ruth Chance Law Fellow. The Ruth Chance Law Fellowship gives one recent law school graduate an opportunity to join ERA’s staff as an attorney, participating in litigation and public education efforts as well as overseeing the advice & counseling program. marisaMarisa is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and most recently served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Daly Hawkins of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining ERA, Marisa was a Fulbright Scholar who studied the employment experiences of Colombian domestic workers in Spain. Marisa also interned with the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center and the ACLU, and participated in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford. Marisa is a Bay Area native, and is particularly interested in serving low income and immigrant communities. “Through my years of work on various social justice issues. I witnessed the important and essential role lawyers can play in defending and expanding vulnerable communities’ rights,” she says. Please join us in welcoming Christa and Marisa.

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