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Ugochi joined PILP in July 2022 and focuses her work on homelessness prevention and protecting the rights of unhoused people. Ugochi brings expertise in several substantive practice areas, including housing and consumer rights, housing rights for veterans, immigration rights, and landlord/tenant law.
Prior to joining PILP, Ugochi served as Directing Attorney for the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit of the Public Law Center. She brings over 17 years’ experience practicing public interest law, including protecting the rights of tenants and those in need of affordable housing using litigation, administrative and policy advocacy, and coalition building strategies. She has served as a staff attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, as acting director of Disability Rights Legal Center’s Options Counseling and Lawyer Referral Service, as director of pro bono legal services in the Central Valley at Central California Legal Services, and as a managing attorney with Inland Counties Legal Services.
Ugochi earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from UCLA, and her Juris Doctor Degree from Southwestern Law School. She currently serves as a member of the California State Bar’s Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission, and of the Rural Task Force Committee of the Access to Justice Commission.