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California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015

 
Author(s): Joanna Parnes
Practice Area: Insurance, Pro Bono
Published: Apr 2015
ISBN: N/A
PLI Item #: 58025
CHB Spine #: 39

Joanna Parnes is a Supervising Attorney at the Alameda County Regional Office of Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California. Joanna currently serves low-income clients with mental and physical health disabilities through direct legal services and systemic advocacy in the area of public benefits, with a focus on SSI and Social Security disability benefits. Prior to joining Bay Legal, Joanna worked at the East Bay Community Law Center and as a researcher at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, evaluating programs and policies that impact poor families. She holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of Michigan.