This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Nicole Perez

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Managing Attorney
Los Angeles CA
Nicole M. Perez is the managing attorney of the Veterans Justice Center at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles—the first place thousands of people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their safety, security, or shelter. As a disabled woman from a marginalized community, Nicole has dedicated her career to fighting for economic and racial justice. At LAFLA, Nicole works passionately alongside veterans to advocate for benefits, prevent homelessness, and access justice. With a law degree and Masters in Social Work, Nicole practices holistic advocacy; she obtained her graduate degrees from UCLA, her undergraduate degrees in Social Welfare and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, and her “degree” in life skills from her kind and hardworking father, Fred Perez. Nicole began her career as a Skadden Fellow in homelessness advocacy at LAFLA. She is also an adjunct clinical professor at Loyola Law School where she founded and continues to teach a veterans justice practicum.