Lawrence S. Joe is an associate in Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP’s Los Angeles office and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Law and the School of Public Affairs. He works in the firm’s Education and Public Law practice groups.
Most recently, Mr. Joe served as the Project Director for the California Participation Project, a project of Community Partners, where he collaborated with nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Los Angeles County to mobilize non-profit organizations to promote voter engagement in Los Angeles County. He has also been a volunteer leader with the Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, an all-volunteer organization based in Los Angeles Chinatown which seeks to build grassroots power among low-income and immigrant communities.
Mr. Joe has worked as a Law Clerk for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now called Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles), the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Counsel.
During his time at UCLA School of Law, Mr. Joe served as Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Association and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. He was also Senior Editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master of Arts from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He also has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs.
Public Law, Voting Rights, Non-Profit Law, Redistricting Law
University of California, Los Angeles
State of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Awarded the Sonnenschien Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Awarded the Honorable Kenneth B. Chang Memorial Scholarship from the Korean American Bar Association
Awarded UPS- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Gold Mountain Scholarship
Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Board Member and 2014 National Convention Co-Chair, OCA – Greater Los Angeles
Member, Chinese American Citizens Alliance- Los Angeles Lodge
Member, League of Women Voters Los Angeles