Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is pleased to announce that Paul L. Freese, Jr. will join our team as Director of Litigation & Policy Advocacy.  He began his career with Perkins Coie for six years before joining Public Counsel and becoming their first Vice President.

Paul has been responsible for helping grow advocacy programs and developing best practices to empower distressed households, eliminate legal barriers to entering the workforce, humanize our criminal and juvenile justice systems, and end homelessness.  Paul also has extensive experience in professional development; he has supervised staff of over 60 attorneys and has been a champion for cultivating attorneys and advocates.  Paul will be leading new and current policy advocacy initiatives and developing the talent within NLSLA.