Navigating GPI Careers as a Diverse Lawyer

October 20, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

Join a panel of diverse alumni working in government agencies and nonprofit organizations to learn about their career paths and how they have navigated choices during law school and in practice. Alumni guests include: Nichelle Johnson Billips L'03, an Attorney Advisor in the Ofc of General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development, previously employed at a large firm and in the U.S. Dept of Transportation; David Chiang L'10 Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, and previously employed at a large D.C. firm; Gabrielle "Gabs" Lucero, L'17, MPP'17, a Capt in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps currently serving as a Special Victim Trial Counsel with a career started in clerkship; Kinjal Patel L'18, a Staff Attorney in the COVID-19 Response & LGBTQ/HIV Advocacy Units at Staten Island Legal Services who was a Skadden Fellow; and Eric Schattl L'08, recently moved to private practice but previously worked with Maryland Legal Aid, the Maryland Public Defender, & Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles. The panelists will talk about what it is like to be diverse in the spaces in which they have worked, resources for diverse lawyers, career paths, and financial decisions. Please register at:… Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, OutLaw, SALSA, & WLSA. Contact Monique Taylor at with questions.