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Cynthia Chandler
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Cynthia Chandler

BALI │ Bay Area Legal Incubator

Oakland, CA

About Cynthia

As Director of BALI | Bay Area Legal Incubator, Cynthia Chandler’s work is 90% fairy godmother and 10% fixer – she makes attorneys’ dreams come true while keeping them out of trouble and promoting social justice. BALI is an Oakland, California-based, social-mission, legal incubator launched by the Alameda County Bar Association to accelerate the launch of affordable, community law practices. Cynthia has over 20 years’ experience as a social entrepreneur, activist, academic and attorney. She co-founded and built several innovative social justice organizations, including Critical Resistanc... Read more
Practice Areas

Criminal
Non-Profit and Social Enterprise
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Authority

Year

Status

California
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ACTIVE
Languages

English
Professional Experience

BALI - Bay Area Legal Incubaor

Director 2015 - Present

Law Office of Cynthia Chandler

Principal 2012 - Present

Golden Gate University School of Law

Adjunct Professor 2011 - Present

Golden Gate University School of Law

Interim Associate Dean of Law Career Development 2015 - 2015

Golden Gate University School of Law

Director of Public Interest Programs 2014 - 2015

Golden Gate University School of Law

Public Interest Career Counsellor 2013 - 2014

Justice Now

Co-Founder and Executive Director 2006 - 2012

Justice Now

Co-Founder and Co-Director 2000 - 2006

Northeastern University School of Law

Gevelber Distinguished Lecturer on Public Interest Law 2011 - 2011

Women's Positive Legal Action Network

Founder and Executive Director 1995 - 2000

Education

Harvard University Law School

JDGraduated in 1995

University of Cambridge

MPhil in CriminologyGraduated in 1992

University of California, Berkeley

BA in RhetoricGraduated in 1990
Contact Information

BALI │ Bay Area Legal Incubator

125 12th St. Suite 100
Oakland, CA

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