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Diego Cartagena

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Vice President, Legal Programs
Greater Los Angeles Area
Diego Cartagena has focused his legal career on addressing issues of access to justice. As a former Equal Justice Works Fellow and Teen Advocate with The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice's Teen LA 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. Diego then went on to serve as Pro Bono Director for The Alliance for Children's Rights, while simultaneously serving as the agency's Probate Legal Guardianship Program Director. Diego began his work with Bet Tzedek seven years ago as its Vice President of Pro Bono, overseeing all aspects of the agency's pro bono initiatives and programs. Diego is a "Double Bruin," having received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Literature and Culture from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles' School of Law, where he concentrated on Critical Race Studies.