CRLAF is a statewide non-profit organization providing legal services and policy advocacy for California’s rural poor. We focus on some of the most marginalized communities: the unrepresented, the unorganized and the undocumented.  We engage in impact litigation, community education and outreach, legislative and administrative advocacy, and public policy leadership on the state and local levels in the areas of labor, housing, education, health, worker safety, pesticides, citizenship, immigration, and environmental justice. We seek to bring social justice to rural poor communities throughout California.

CRLAF Staff:

Amagda Perez, Esq. | Executive Director
Mark Schacht │Deputy Director, Legislative Director
Kirsten Hill, Esq. | Associate Director
Santiago Avila-Gomez, Esq. │Director, Education Equity Project
Della Barnett, Esq. │Director, Litigation & Agricultural Worker Health Project
Tyrone Buckley │Rural Housing Advocate
Amparo Cid  │Director, Sustainable Rural Communities Project
Daniel Gutierrez │Accountant
Claudia Guzman │Program Assistant
Anne Katten │Director, Pesticide and Work Safety Project
Juanita P. Ontiveros │Director of Community Advocacy, Special Projects & Human Resources
Noe Paramo | Legislative Advocate
Sergio D. Perez │Program Assistant
Alejandra Tovar│Immigration and Affordable Care Act Fellow
Erandi Zamora, Esq.│Attorney, Litigation & Agricultural Worker Health Project

Board Members:

Rosa Armendariz│ Education Advocate, Los Medanos College
Silvia Garcia, Esq. │In Memoriam (1968-2012)
Estela Lopez, Esq. | Attorney
Manuel Magana │Farm Worker
Richard M. Pearl Esq. │ Attorney, Law Offices of Richard M. Pearl
Leticia Saucedo, Esq.│ Director of Clinical Programs, UC Davis School of Law
Rosario Vasquez│ Community Organizer