Yvonne Mariajimenez
Executive Director, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Yvonne Mariajimenez is the President and CEO for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), a private, non-profit LSC-funded legal aid program. NLSLA has a budget of $21 million, a staff of 150, including more than 70 lawyers who provide free legal services and advocacy to poor and low-income individuals and families residing in Los Angeles County. Ms. Mariajimenez has a demonstrated background in litigation and policy advocacy in those areas that most impact the poor: housing and homeless prevention, Domestic Violence/Family, Immigration, public benefits, and access to health care. She is a champion of Medical Legal Community Partnerships, and in 2019 through NLSLA efforts, the model became a permanent feature of the LA County health delivery system. She is a self-proclaimed beneficiary of the difference LSC programs make in the lives of clients as legal aid represented her mother when she was a child; the work of legal is personal to her as she grew up in the communities served by NLSLA. Yvonne earned a B.S. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.