California ChangeLawyers

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

Nancy Martinez

Southwestern Law

3L Scholar

Scholarship co-sponsored by Mexican American Bar Foundation

Nancy is a ChangeLawyer born in Los Angeles to young parents who later separated. Their separation and custody battle sparked her interest in the law. She was the first in her family to attend a university and earned her B.A. in Sociology and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College in 2010. At Southwestern Law School, Nancy placed first place as a brief writer for Moot Court Competition despite balancing school and a full-time job. Recently, she has externed for the LevittQuinn Family Law Center, where she represented clients referred for family law issues by the Mexican American Consulate and learned the importance of speaking with clients in their native language to foster a strong attorney-client relationship. Recently, she interned at the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers. Nancy plans to apply all that she has learned from her life experiences, studies and legal clerkships in service to the underserved communities across California, specifically as a public interest family law attorney. She aspires to one day start her own law center dedicated to helping people in underserved communities, like the community she came from.

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