Grace Lee is the Director of Pro Bono Attorney Programs. She leads pro bono and volunteer attorney projects to expand the impact of the ACLU SoCal's civil rights work.
Grace joined the ACLU in March 2018 and has focused on building pro bono resources across all project areas. These pro bono partnerships vary, from legal research and amicus briefs, to legal clinics and intake interviews. They also include long term partnerships as co-counsel on the ACLU's impact cases.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Grace was a longtime civil rights advocate in the Bay Area. She was previously a freelance attorney with the Impact Fund, and was a Special Projects Manager with the Office of Civil Rights for SF Bay Area Rapid Transit. Grace also spent six years as the Policy Director at Chinese for Affirmative Action in San Francisco, where she led policy initiatives in immigrant rights, language access, and racial justice.
Grace is a 2004 graduate of UCLA, with a B.S. in History and Asian American Studies. In 2009, she completed her J.D. at UCLA School of Law, with specializations in the Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy Program, and Critical Race Studies. Grace also served as Chief Comments Editor for the UCLA Law Review and is a member of the California bar.