Patrick Fodell

Patrick Banner

Senior Manager of the Pro Bono Training Institute

Why I work at OneJustice:
I love how OneJustice fights for justice by engaging a broad network of individuals throughout California. I find this comprehensive approach very effective in fighting for those who need assistance the most. I also shared an office space with them while working at the Legal Aid Association of California, so I knew they were some of the most passionate and hardworking people I have ever met.

Professional Background:
As the Training Institute Manager, I dedicate my time to the California Pro Bono Training Institute, a new and innovative project created by the Pro Bono Directors of OneJustice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County. The goal of the Institute is to increase efficiency in the statewide pro bono delivery system and expanding overall pro bono in the state. I also run probonotraining.org, the future home for standardized pro bono trainings that will help attorneys from around the state volunteer their time to secure justice. I have worked in the legal services field since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2008. I have coordinated trainings and outreach efforts at the Watsonville Law Center, Legal Aid Association of California, and the Self-Represented Litigants Network. My past work has helped to expand and support legal aid and court based programs in California and across the nation.

I really love:
As a recent transplant to the Los Angeles area, I can be found exploring my new home in order to determine if Southern California does indeed have a better burrito than Northern California. The jury is still out.