Guest Speaker Series: Brooke Weitzman

Thursday, September 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Brooke Weitzman, UCI Law Class of 2014, will be speaking at the next installment of the Guest Speaker Series.

Although she graduated from UCI Law School only six years ago, Brooke Weitzman already has established a strong professional record of helping those who need it most. After working for two years at Orange County’s Public Law Center as an Equal Justice Works Americorps Fellow, Brooke, along with veteran Legal Aid attorney Bill Wise, founded the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in Santa Ana. The non-profit firm’s focus is on increasing access to justice for low-income individuals. Her Center provides free clinics and low cost services to senior citizens on elder abuse and end-of-life care, helps veterans obtain benefits, and has been in the forefront of the battle to make housing a human right. Brooke has played a key role in major federal litigation regarding homelessness in Orange County and Los Angeles County, and her work has drawn notice around the country. Last year, she was one of 40 young lawyers featured in the American Bar Association’s On the Rise list. She also is active in the local Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, the National Lawyers Guild, and the UCI Law Alumni Association. While at UCI Law, she played a key role in organizing two symposia, one of which focused on the criminalization of homelessness, and she completed 430 hours of pro bono work.

This is a virtual event. Zoom login details will be sent to all those who RSVP 24 hours in advance of the webinar.

NOTE: This event is being recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event. Since this is a webinar, your image will not appear during the session.


To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact centers@law.uci.edu.

Video Recording

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Workshop/Seminar

Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

Tags

Guest Speaker Series

Cost

Free

Department
Centers, Guest Speaker Series
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