Announcing Phil Hwang as OneJustice CEO

The Board of Directors of OneJustice is pleased to announce that Phil Hwang will join OneJustice as CEO beginning September 14, 2020.

For the past eight years, Phil has served as Executive Director of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA). During his tenure, CLSEPA increased its revenue six-fold and became a leader in providing transformative legal services to low-income communities and communities of color in the areas of immigration, housing, and economic advancement. Phil’s talents will amplify OneJustice’s work in advancing the impact of California’s civil justice system, building the capacity of individual legal aid leaders and nonprofits, and creating innovative strategies to increase civil legal services for Californians who face legal barriers to basic necessities.

Phil strengthened his leadership and organizational management skills with the support of OneJustice’s Executive Fellowship program. “OneJustice helped me find my voice as an organizational leader, and I am thrilled to be OneJustice’s next CEO,” he says.

Before becoming an executive director, Phil worked for 15 years as a legal aid and civil rights attorney. He served as the Director of Policy and Programs at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he oversaw its pro bono programs, policy advocacy, and impact litigation in the areas of racial, economic, and immigrant justice. Phil began his legal career as a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, where he represented low-income clients in the areas of housing, disability, and benefits law.

Phil received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1993 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1996. He served as a law clerk for Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

“OneJustice is focused on being the backbone of civil legal aid and pro bono services throughout California,” says Kyuli Oh, Chair of the OneJustice Board. “We are excited to welcome Phil to our team and to work with him to build further growth and success for the organization.”

Please join us in welcoming Phil to OneJustice! We look forward to introducing him to you when he is officially on board this fall.