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Diego Cartagena

  • Hosted by Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  • Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Family Law, Immigrant Populations/Minorities
  • Fellowship class year 2004
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Diego helped give low income teen mothers and fathers a voice in court by providing them with legal advocacy and outreach in the areas of family and immigration law.

What’s Next?

After his Fellowship, Diego went on to serve as pro bono director for The Alliance for Children’s Rights, while simultaneously serving as program director for the agency’s Probate Legal Guardianship program. Diego is now the President and CEO of Bet Tzedek legal services.  He also serves as the directing attorney for the agency’s Small Business Development Project. He has focused his legal career on addressing issues of access to justice. He also serves as a member of OneJustice’s Board of Directors.


Equal Justice Works Shares Diego Cartagena’s Remarks from the 2023 Scales of Justice Event

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2021 Scales of Justice Highlights

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