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.
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Silvia Argueta

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Executive Director
Los Angeles, California
Silvia  Argueta is  the  Executive  Director  of  Legal  Aid  Foundation  of  Los  Angeles.  Prior  to  her  appointment,  Silvia  was  a  senior  attorney  with  LAFLA’s  Government  Benefits  Unit,  where  she  handled  legal  issues  involving  access  to  health  care,  Medi-Cal,  Medicare,  Social  Security  Retirement,  Supplemental  Security  Income  (SSI)  and  California  Work  Opportunities  and  Responsibility  to  Kids  (CalWORKs). Prior  to  joining  LAFLA  in  1999,  she  was  a  staff  attorney  at  the  Mexican  American  Legal  Defense  and  Education  Fund  (MALDEF). Before  joining  MALDEF,  she  was  employed  at  the  American  Civil  Liberties  Union  Foundation  of  Southern  California  and  was  involved  in  civil  rights  litigation  and  policy  matters.  Silvia  received  her  undergraduate  degree  from  UCLA  and  her  JD  from  UC  Hastings  College  of  the  Law.  She  is  a  member  of  the  Los  Angeles  County  Bar,  National  Hispanic  Bar  Association,  an  Advisory  Board  member  with  The  Impact  Fund,  and  a  Board  member  of  the  ACLU  of  Southern  California. Silvia may be reached at sargueta@lafla.org.