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Ana Maria Garcia

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Director, Access to Justice Initiatives
Los Angeles, CA
Ana Maria Garcia is a passionate advocate dedicated to creating solutions and expanding access to justice for all, particularly to underserved communities. In 1997, she earned her J.D. from La Verne College of Law and has excelled in her legal career as a public interest lawyer. Currently, she is the director of access to justice initiatives at NLSLA, serving as the liaison to the court and overseeing all court based services NLSLA provides. Ms. Garcia is a leader in the community at the local and state levels. She has been appointed commissioner to the Los Angeles County Commission for Women since 2014 and currently serves as President. She has served on the Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force, Elkins Task Force, Task Force for Civil Strategies, The Council on Access and Fairness and Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services. She is also member of the Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Providing Access. Ms. Garcia is a past president of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and alumnae of the One-Justice Executive Fellowship program. Her leadership and service has been recognized by Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) awarding her the 2011 Family Law Direct Representation Award.