Sharon Djemal

Sharon Djemal is the Director of the Consumer Justice Practice where she oversees attorneys and law students as the Clinic defends, enforces, and advances the rights of low-income consumers, and particularly immigrants. Through this work she engages in a full range of litigation, policy advocacy, and community education. Sharon has been an attorney at EBCLC since the year 2000. From 2000 to 2014, Sharon also oversaw attorneys and law students in housing litigation (including unlawful detainers, affirmative lawsuits, and administrative proceedings) while managing her own active caseload. Sharon also directed EBCLC’s pro per clinic, providing limited scope services to tenants being sued in unlawful detainer. Prior to her work at EBCLC, Sharon was a Soros Fellow at the Urban Justice Center’s Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project, where she represented public housing tenants being evicted from their homes based on criminal allegations. Sharon is currently a member of the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Service.