California ChangeLawyers

California ChangeLawyers (formerly California Bar Foundation) is a statewide foundation that empowers the next generation of lawyers, judges, & activists.

Danielle Phillips

Washington and Lee Law

3L Scholar

Scholarship co-sponsored by

Charles Houston Bar Foundation

Born in Birmingham, Alabama and the daughter of a military soldier, Danielle Phillips is a ChangeLawyer who learned the importance of public service and its profound effects on people’s lives at an early age. She committed her career to public service upon graduation from college, and began began working with AmeriCorps as a community educator to help domestic violence and unhealthy relationship prevention. While there, she had an opportunity to act as an interpreter to help with Court appointed visitations through the YWCA. In that role she assisted survivors of domestic violence navigate the judicial process so they could permit their children to see their alleged perpetrators. Through that experience she found her love for immigration law, and went on to work for another local non profit, the Alabama Crisis Center, where she worked with Hispanic survivors of sexual violence. A standout graduate from Washington and Lee School of Law, Danielle is starting her legal career in Oakland, California at Centro Legal De La Raza to assist unaccompanied minors through the immigration proceedings.

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