Farewell From Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson at a OneJustice free legal clinic in Napa, California on Dec. 1, 2016

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear OneJustice friends and supporters,

As you know, as of March 20, 2020, I’ll be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of OneJustice after 15 amazing years. What an incredible joy it has been to work with you to guide the organization and the California legal aid sector! It has truly been my life’s calling, and I am so grateful to have shared this journey with you.

While we are excited about the developments at OneJustice, we pause to consider all of those around the world, and in our own communities, who are impacted by COVID-19. OneJustice is actively working with its legal aid community partners to assess the impact on the organizations that provide vital legal services throughout the state, and we stand ready to do what is needed to support them.

Over the past several months, our Transition Taskforce has been working closely with search firm Carlson Beck to set the stage for a new generation of leadership for the organization. OneJustice intends to find a CEO who will help craft a new and bold strategic plan, building upon its award-winning programs and innovative practices, and who will guide and lift OneJustice to new levels of impact in the years ahead.

As you have so often done in the past, please support OneJustice in this new endeavor. Circulate this job description to your networks and invite applications and nominations. More information about the position and how to apply can be found here.

It’s been a privilege to lead OneJustice, working with a dedicated and mission-driven staff, an incredible Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Strategy Council. I cherish the relationships I have with deeply committed friends, nonprofit partners, and supporters. Thank you for sharing in our work to achieve justice for all in California. I take comfort in knowing that our paths will certainly continue to cross in the future.

Thank you for helping to make the last 15 years among the most rewarding of my life! Until we meet again…

With heartfelt gratitude,

Julia R. Wilson