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.