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Sasha Novis

Sasha Novis

Sasha Novis (she/her/ella) joined the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin as a Staff Attorney in September of 2021. Before joining LOST, Ms. Novis was a UC President’s Public Interest Fellow and Staff Attorney at Al Otro Lado, Inc., a non-profit organization, where she represented indigent, detained asylum-seekers in immigration court, appeals, and federal litigation, and managed legal aspects of the Binational Family Unity Program. From 2018 – 2020, Ms. Novis worked with the UCLA School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic on several successful pardon applications before the Governor of California, securing protection from deportation and a path to U.S. citizenship for immigrant clients with past criminal convictions. Previously, Ms. Novis was an immigration paralegal at Van Der Hout LLP in San Francisco, CA, a law clerk for the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin and the Law Offices of Anthony Pullara in Los Angeles, CA, and an extern for the Honorable Judge Chen of the Northern District of California. Sasha holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy. She is fluent in Spanish.

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, Juris Doctor (specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy)
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, American Studies

Memberships

  • Immigration Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles, Steering Committee Secretary and Member
  • National Lawyers Guild, Member
  • National Immigration Project for the National Lawyers Guild, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section, Member

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Award (2019)
  • UCLA Law 3L Public Interest Award (2019)
  • UCLA Law Community Enhancement Award (2019)
  • UCLA Law Skye Donald “Spirit of the Community” Award (2017)

Admissions

  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • State Bar of California
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