Lisa Cisneros

Lisa Cisneros directs California Rural Legal Assistance’s LGBT Program, dedicated to legal advocacy on behalf of rural, low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.  Lisa received her J.D. from the Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) in 2007.  After graduation, Lisa led the launch of CRLA’s LGBT program when it began as a fellowship project with assistance from the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Pride Law Fund.  Lisa worked to provide in-house trainings and assist CRLA attorneys and staff in increasing the provision of legal services and advocacy on behalf of LGBT people and their families.  In 2010, Lisa transitioned to a position as a federal law clerk in the Northern District of California, and later became an associate at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.  Lisa returned to CRLA in September 2014.  The focus of her practice includes LGBT-related employment discrimination, education, and immigration law.