Monica Arellano joined LAFLA in April 2018. She currently serves as the managing attorney for the homelessness prevention project through Measure H funding. Before joining LAFLA, Monica worked at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice working on immigration cases for survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault. Monica also served as a fellow at the Riverside County Public Defender’s office.
Before becoming an attorney, Monica worked at Inner City Law Center as a paralegal in habitability litigation and on eviction prevention cases. Monica received degrees in Chicanx Studies and History from University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from Southwestern School of Law.