Marisa Lopez-Scott is a Senior Attorney at the Youth Law Center. Her work focuses on providing advocacy support for civil legal aid attorneys across California with an emphasis on transforming the lives of youth impacted by the dependency system. Before joining Youth Law Center, Marisa was a dependency attorney at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (a component of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley) representing children ages 0-21 in their child welfare proceedings. Prior to LACY, she was a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid’s Youth Justice Project, representing youth impacted by the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and youth experiencing homelessness through the provision of comprehensive civil legal services.
J.D. U.C. Berkeley School of Law, 2013
B.S. Northwestern University, 2009