KLC | Public Interest Law Forum: Lisa Kang, Deputy Alternate Public Defender for Los Angeles County

Friday, February 26 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Please join us for the second installment of Korea Law Center’s Public Interest Law Forum, a speaker series that spotlights Korean public interest lawyers practicing in South Korea and in the United States.

This event will feature Lisa Kang, a Deputy Alternate Public Defender for Los Angeles County. Lisa represents people accused of having committed crimes who cannot afford a lawyer. Prior to working at the Alternate Public Defender’s Office, she worked for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office as a Deputy Public Defender.

Lisa received her law degree from NYU School of Law, where she interned for the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Detainee Abuse and Accountability Project, the Bronx Defenders, The Public Defender Service of Washington, D.C., and the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn’s Juvenile Defense Division. She received her B.S. from USC, where her work with the ACLU SoCal’s Jail Project inspired her to dedicate her professional life to social justice, especially in the context of the criminal justice system.

In addition to serving on the governing board of Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA), Lisa is the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, reading novels, and taking care of her many animals and houseplants.

If you have any questions for Lisa Kang, please submit them to Research Fellow Sophie Paeng: paengb@lawnet.uci.edu.

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.

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Students, Alumni, General Public, Faculty, Staff



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