Ronnette V. Ramos is the Managing Attorney of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Central Office and the Eviction Defense Unit. Attorneys at this office represent clients with housing and eviction issues, representing 60 percent of LAFLA’s entire caseload. Three out of every five LAFLA cases now involves protecting, preserving, and assuring quality, affordable housing. As a managing attorney, Ramos oversees LAFLA’s role in Shriver Housing Project – Los Angeles, the Inglewood Self-Help Legal Access Center, and the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) for the Veterans Justice Center.
Ramos first joined LAFLA in 2000 as the coordinating attorney for LAFLA’s then-most progressive project, the Unlawful Detainer Equal Access Project (UDEAP), wherein she educated, encouraged and provided direct legal services to the low-income residents facing evictions through Day of Trial Representation and Trial Preparation Clinics.
After leaving LAFLA in 2003, Ramos continued to help the residents of Los Angeles County by assisting self-represented litigants in family law, unlawful detainer and other civil matters as a Site Supervising Attorney for the Self Help Legal Access Centers. Just prior to returning to LAFLA in November 2011, Ramos served as a Supervising Attorney for the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she managed and oversaw the daily operations for the nation’s largest resource center at the Stanley Mosk Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants, as well as, the Pasadena Resource Center and the Facilitator’s Office at Central Civil West.
Ramos graduated with honors from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and has a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. Ramos has served as a presenter and facilitator for the Statewide Conference on Self-Represented Litigants, the Pathways to Justice Conference, the Equal Justice Conference, and LAAC/AOC Family Law Conference.