Gilbert (Tom) Rivera (Berkeley Law ’20/EBCLC)

Fall 2018 Housing Clinical Student

Tom brought a compassion to his advocacy you just can’t learn. He listened, and he cared. In one case, Tom helped a disabled senior stay in her home. Two years later, she still remembers him and asks about him. She doesn’t recall the exact legal brilliance that kept her housed. She remembers Tom sitting with her, speaking with her, and laughing with her. In a time of crisis, she was put at ease because she knew Tom cared about her. That is the kind of community lawyer our clients need.

– Housing Clinic

Share This: