Monica Arellano joined LAFLA in April 2018. She currently serves as the managing attorney for the Homelessness Prevention Project and the Restoring Communities Workgroup. 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 the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from Southwestern School of Law.