Molly Lao

Molly Lao Skadden Fellow Molly Lao (she/her) is a Skadden Fellow with the Racial Economic Justice and Disability Rights Programs. Molly provides legal services to individuals whose criminal records and disabilities compound and intersect to create barriers to living wage employment. Through her fellowship, she will work to establish a medical-legal-social services partnership in Fresno.… Continue reading Molly Lao

Elizabeth Kristen

Elizabeth Kristen Director, Gender Equity and LGBTQ Rights Program Elizabeth Kristen (she/her) is the director of our Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program, where she represents low-wage workers facing employment discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military, or veteran status. As director of our Fair Play for Girls in Sports… Continue reading Elizabeth Kristen

Shazzy Kamali

Shazzy KamaliStaff Attorney Shazzy Kamali (she/her) is a Staff Attorney in the Work and Family Program at Legal Aid at Work. Shazzy provides legal advice, presents trainings, and engages in policy advocacy to support new parents, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, workers who are pregnant, and caregivers trying to access accommodations at work… Continue reading Shazzy Kamali

Christopher Ho

Christopher Ho Director, National Origin and Immigrants’ Rights Program As director of LAAW’s National Origin and Immigrants’ Rights Program, Chris (he/him) focuses on employment practices that disproportionately affect immigrant workers, language minorities and others who face discrimination because of where they or their families come from. In this work, he has litigated many legal questions… Continue reading Christopher Ho

Pilar Gonzalez Morales

Pilar Gonzalez MoralesVP of Programs and Litigation Pilar (she/her/ella) is the VP of Programs and Litigation and oversees the delivery of legal services across the organization as well as LAAW’s impact litigation. Pilar advocates for the use of an intersectional framework to serve low-income workers and communities. Prior to joining LAAW, Pilar worked at the… Continue reading Pilar Gonzalez Morales

Mike Gaitley

Mike Gaitley Senior Staff Attorney Mike Gaitley (he/him) is a staff attorney in the Community Legal Services program, where he has developed and nurtured a model for providing free legal services through a Workers’ Rights Clinic that has been emulated by numerous legal organizations. Our clinics provide low-income workers with expert advice by engaging highly… Continue reading Mike Gaitley

DeCarol Davis

DeCarol Davis Director, Community Legal Services Program DeCarol Davis is the Director of the Community Legal Services program, which provides free legal services to low-wage workers at Workers’ Rights Clinics throughout California. Prior to joining Legal Aid at Work in 2020, Davis, in addition to bartending and managing house at Shotgun Players, Ashby Stage, conducted… Continue reading DeCarol Davis

Abigail Cruz

Abigail CruzAttorney & Justice Catalyst Fellow Abigail Cruz (she/her) is an Attorney & Justice Catalyst Fellow with the Wage Protection Program at Legal Aid at Work. Abigail offers legal representation and advocacy tools to local community-led organizing campaigns fighting to improve working conditions, redress wage theft and combat retaliation among farmworkers in California’s Central Coast… Continue reading Abigail Cruz

Sabina Crocette

Sabina Crocette

Sabina CrocetteSenior Staff Attorney Sabina is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Racial Economic Justice Program since August 2022. Sabina provides legal services and training concerning individuals with criminal conviction histories that create barriers to living wage employment. Prior to joining LAAW as an attorney, Sabina was in private practice as a parole defense attorney,… Continue reading Sabina Crocette