Yolanda Arias

Managing Attorney, East Los Angeles Office and Economic Stability Workgroup

Yolanda Arias oversees our work with employment law, government benefits, consumer/student loan issues and employment barrier removal.

She began her career at LAFLA as a staff attorney in 1988. Some of the work Yolanda has been involved in has included foster care litigation (State of California, Rosales v. Thompson), health care litigation (Harris, et al. v. Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County, et al.) and extensive policy work on Welfare to Work issues and language access issues.

Before joining LAFLA, Yolanda worked on issues related to the Immigration Reform and Control Act at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Yolanda received her JD from UCLA and her undergraduate degree from USC.

Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.