CHAD BAKER, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL '15, JOINS CALA TEAM

CALA is extremely excited to have Chad Baker as the newest member of our team. Chad joins us fresh from graduating from Harvard Law School with numerous distinctions and honors. 

He graduated HLS magna cum laude (’15), where he served as Executive Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau,  the nation’s oldest student-run legal services organization, where  CALA founder Lam Ho also trained as a student-attorney. There, he managed the Bureau’s office and docket, represented low-income tenants in eviction proceedings, and staffed a family law clinic at a Boston women’s shelter. Through the Bureau’s strong community partnerships, free legal clinics, and legal support of grassroots organizing, Chad began to discover the power and potential of a community activism lawyering model. During law school, Chad also served as a student advocate with the Tenant Advocacy Project and the Prison Legal Assistance Project and interned at the Public Benefits Practice Group of LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation) and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Chad won the 2015 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of his commitment to free legal services while in law school: he completed over 2000 pro bono hours at HLS! Prior to law school, he served in the AmeriCorps City Year program, where he provided individualized support to students at Marshall Metropolitan High School on Chicago’s West Side. He graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University (’10) with a B.A. in Sociology.  

Read more about Chad and his accomplishments: 

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/clinicalprobono/2015/05/25/chad-baker-15-wins-kaufman-pro-bono-award/

http://today.law.harvard.edu/students-honored-at-class-day-ceremony-3/

 

WELCOME CHAD! THANKS FOR JOINING OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVISM LAWYERING TEAM!

 

 

 

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