Host: Asian American Legal Defense &Education Fund
Renée connected rural California immigrants in need of immigration legal assistance with pro bono attorneys through virtual technology, and facilitated other organizations in increasing their own pro bono programming to expand services for low-income communities. Her project targeted the Central Valley, where the ratio of undocumented immigrants to lawyers is especially high. In the wake of the Muslim Ban and an ever-shifting political landscape, She also strived to facilitate increased collaboration among legal services organizations in building scalable pro bono programs to serve higher numbers of low-income immigrants and other vulnerable communities.
During her Fellowship, Renée:
Since her Fellowship, Renée continues to facilitate the growth of cross-agency pro bono networks and other pro bono programming at legal services organizations throughout California through her role as a senior staff attorney at OneJustice.
My Equal Justice Works Fellowships marked the beginning of my career, working to empower communities within a justice system that is often unsympathetic to their fundamental legal needs.
Renée Schomp /
2015 Equal Justice Works Fellow