Chris McConkey

Chris Banner

Senior Staff Attorney
Why I work at OneJustice:

I appreciate how OneJustice ambitiously and holistically strengthens California’s legal aid system. We combine policy advocacy with best practices and technical support to help legal services nonprofits become resilient and grow.

Professional Background:

As the Senior Staff Attorney for Californians for Legal Aid, I advocate for public policies that foster the growth of legal nonprofits and—through them—meaningful access to justice for all Californians. I also provide consulting and technical support to legal services organizations on matters of nonprofit law and management. In this way, my work bolsters California’s infrastructure for civil legal assistance at the systemic and organizational levels.

Before joining OneJustice, I served as the Staff Attorney for the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (“LA HLPP”) at Disability Rights Legal Center. At LA HLPP, I provided direct legal services to, and filed disability rights litigation for, low-income Californians living with HIV.

Chris is an active member of the State Bar of California. He serves on the California Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Membership Committee. Chris received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and political science degree from Amherst College.

I really love:

I love the Outer Richmond and Land’s End. They are my favorite parts of San Francisco hands down. I probably walk the Land’s End Trail every other weekend!